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By Martine Miller, MPIO, Mount Pleasant Communications Manager
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (January 5, 2022) – Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie has appointed an additional three Mount Pleasant residents to serve on the Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing. Jen Cameron, Myra Jones, and John Wright will join Jack Little, Clark Mills and Ken Harrell as commission members representing the Town of Mount Pleasant and advocating for affordable housing and services.
The Mayors' Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing is an established effort under Mayor John J. Tecklenburg of the City of Charleston, Mayor Will Haynie of Mount Pleasant, Mayor Keith Summey of North Charleston and Mayor Wiley Johnson of Summerville.
The Commission is a volunteer-based advocacy group whose mission is “to ensure safe, decent, affordable housing and services for homeless persons, those at-risk of becoming homeless and very low-, low- and moderate- income citizens, to ensure the services they need are available so that they achieve their potential.”
“Our town can be rightfully proud of all six of our citizens serving on the Mayors’ Commission. Jack, Clark and Ken continue to serve with distinction, and Jen, Myra and John all have demonstrated their dedication to the public good. These three will bring insight and added energy to the Commission," said Mayor Haynie.
The Mayors' Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing collaborates with local mayors, state, and federal agencies. The commission aims to improve processes for persons experiencing homelessness. Commission members work to implement the Housing First Model. They seek additional funding to provide housing and supportive services to prevent homelessness and to assist citizens transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing.
As a part of their mission to locate funding the commission has partnered with the Palmetto Project, a local nonprofit to find resources to assist persons in need. More information about the commission can be found here.