OUR COMMUNITY PARTNER

SOUTH CAROLINA HUMAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION:

The primary purpose of the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission (SCHAC) is to administer and enforce the South Carolina Human Affairs Law, the South Carolina Fair Housing Law, and the Equal Enjoyment and Priveileges to Public Accomodations Act.  the major objective of each law is the prevention and elimination of unlawful discrimination.

The South Carolina Human Affairs Law was enacted in 1972 and created the SCHACwith the intent to promote harmony and improve human affairs in South Carolina, allowing for maximum development of the State economically, educationally and socially.

Community Relations Councils are formal organizations consisting of representatives of all major interests and are organized to work together for common purposes, including:

  • Encouraging and informing citizen participation
  • Fact-finding
  • Developing public understanding and support
  • Encouraging cooperative action
  • Following through on programs
The Institite of Community Development and the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission have partnerned to deliver Community Relations Councils constructive tools
for engaging around their mission leading to a satisfying quality of community life
for all  South Carolinians.
Institute of Community Development and Community Enhancement Coalition are committed to a 5 steps issues management process which Community Relations Councils are encouraged to utilize:
  1.  Conduct a community assessment
  2.  Identify key contributors to the quality of community life
  3.  Conduct a causal (drivers) analysis of key contributors
  4.  Identify manageable and high leverage causes of key contributors
  5.  Identify actions that constructively address key contributors

5 STEP ISSUES MANAGEMENT PROCESS

COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCILS

For more information on the Institute's Quality of Community Life Approach and Methodology, click here

For more information on Community Relations Councils, click here