WEBINAR: Resilience in Vulnerable Communities

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hosted by Housing and Community Development Division

The APA Housing and Community Development Division is exited to host the second part of our series on Resilience in Vulnerable Communities. Hilton Head Island’s population was predominately Gullah Geechee people for generations until a bridge brought development in 1956. Because of this new development Gullah Geechee people were forced out due to rising land, housing, and tax costs. A Gullah Geechee Land and Cultural Preservation Task Force was created to preserve their culture and the result of their work included 37 policy recommendations. Strategies to address cultural preservation, land management, heirs’ property and community development were included. Sheryse DuBose, with the Town of Hilton Head will discuss how the Gullah Geechee people were instrumental in this major planning project and their plan to retain the community fabric when the native community is actively leaving. The speakers will describe the zoning measures being considered to ensure the community has access to land and the programs that exist to arrest land sales for heirs’ property.



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