City Council selects new board members for Columbia Housing Authority

James Chatfield Chatfield has served as the Chief Lending Officer of the SC Community Loan Fund since April 2018. He is also a certified Economic Development Finance Professional by the National Development Council. Georgia Mjartan Mjartan has served as the Executive Director of the South Carolina First Steps program, the state’s comprehensive early childhood education Read More

Columbia Housing Authority spent $756K on food, hotel expenses related to Allen Benedict Court shutdown

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – A spreadsheet of expenses obtained by WIS shows that the Columbia Housing Authority has incurred nearly three-fourths of $1 million in expenses related to the shuttering of Allen Benedict Court apartments in January. According to the results of a Freedom of Information Act submitted on March 6 with the Columbia Housing Read More

Program offering scholarships to families of disabled and fallen servicemembers expand to SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – A national organization that provides educational scholarships to the families of fallen and disabled servicemembers has just recently opened up a chapter here in the Palmetto State. There are currently 21 chapters open across the U.S., and the Palmetto State was just recently added to that list. Each chapter is operated Read More

No trace of appliance history, correspondence with first responders at Columbia Housing Authority

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – The Columbia Housing Authority says it has no historical record of fuel-burning appliances within its 244 units at Allen Benedict Court apartments, more than two months after two men were found dead from carbon monoxide poisoning. In the months since their deaths and subsequent investigation, WIS filed dozens of Freedom of Read More