Charleston Tri-County Region Housing Blueprint
Download the 2014 Housing Blueprint (.pdf format)
Building on the model of the Regional Economic Scorecard, in 2014 the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors and the South Carolina Community Loan Fund contacted the Riley Center with the idea of developing a "scorecard" type model to specifically look at housing issues in the Tri-County region. This was done due to the fact that, year after year, the Charleston region ranked last in terms of housing affordability.
The Housing Blueprint was designed to determine what underlying issues surrounding houing in the Charleston region were causing this low ranking. The key issues/questions addressed in the blueprint are: Density, Cost, Transportation, and Construction. Similarly to the economic scorecard, each of these areas is then broken down into key points or indicators. To maintain consistency in comparison with the economic scorecard, the same eight peer regions were examined along these same lines: Austin TX, Greenville SC, Jacksonville FL, Knoxville TN, Lexington KY, Raleigh NC, Richmond VA, and Savannah GA.