Homelessness, as in many places across our state and nation, is an ongoing and complex issue. Housing insecurity and homelessness can result from economic issues like unemployment, lack of affordable housing, or insufficient income from low-wage jobs, among other things; in many cases, mental health problems or substance abuse play a role, especially with for someone experiencing chronic homelessness. This session will take a deep dive into creative solutions that build a full housing ladder to address the long-term challenges that require collective action from multiple stakeholders. South Carolina has secured itself a top destination but has housing prices that have risen to levels outside the reach of many who choose to live and work here. Building bridges that move our historical settlement patterns of concentrated poverty to economic integration is the key to our continued growth and vitality.