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South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) receive SC Housing award for disaster relief program

COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 19, 2017) — South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today received the South Carolina Housing Authority’s 2017 Housing Development Award at the Palmetto Affordable Housing Forum. The SC Housing Authority presents the Housing Development Award annually to a person or organization who was instrumental in creating and/or supporting affordable workforce housing, implementing housing related programs or helping others solve housing problems.

The association received the award for its work in providing mortgage and rent relief to victims of last year’s Hurricane Matthew and the 2015 flood. SCR raised and distributed a combined $562,000 to 780 families across South Carolina following the disasters. SCR President David Phillips along with Incoming SCR President Laura Derrick, received the award from SC Housing Authority Executive Director Valarie Williams, in a ceremony emceed by WLTX news anchor Darci Strickland.

“SCR is very proud and honored to receive the Housing Development award. The REALTOR® Relief program highlights just one of the many ways REALTORS® make a difference in their communities,” said 2017 SCR President David Phillips.

Pictured from Left to Right: SCR President-Elect President Laura Derrick,

2017 SCR President David Phillips, SC Housing Authority Executive Director Valarie Williams


South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR), the largest professional trade association in the state, serves as the voice of real estate for more than 19,000 members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. REALTOR® is a registered trademark that identifies a professional in real estate who subscribes to a strict code of ethics as a member of SCR and the National Association of REALTORS®.