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News Release

Penn Center’s Land Preservation Assistance Program Offers Aid to Beaufort County Property Owners

Release Date: February 16, 2021

Contact Information:
Carolyn Grant email icon , Communications Director, 843-341-4618


Hilton Head Island, S.C. – February 16, 2021 – Beaufort County property owners in jeopardy of losing their land due to delinquent property taxes may get help through Penn Center’s Land Preservation Assistance Program.

As funding is available, assistance will be provided to property owners whose property was auctioned in 2020, Penn Center officials recently announced. The Land Preservation Assistance Program features a cost sharing opportunity for property owners to pay a portion of their delinquent taxes. The program will assist with the balance.

Applications can be obtained from Penn Center’s website at penncenter.com. Property owners should complete and submit the application prior to the deadline of March 1, 2021. Applications should be returned to info@penncenter.com or P.O. Box 126, St. Helena Island, South Carolina, 29920.

Penn Center’s mission is to promote and preserve Penn’s true history and culture through its commitment to education, community development and social justice. Penn accomplishes its mission by serving as a local, national, and international education center and by vigorously promoting the influence of the Gullah Geechee culture and the Reconstruction Era history on our nation’s collective heritage.

Helping local property owners preserve their land is also part of the Town of Hilton Head Island’s Gullah Geechee initiative. For more information about this initiative, contact Sheryse DuBose, PhD, the Town’s Historic Neighborhoods Preservation Administrator, at sherysed@hiltonheadislandsc.gov or 843-341-4683.