Hilton Head Island
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There are numerous economic and community resources to help you manage issues pertaining to Heirs' Property, start or sustain a business, and determine what you can do with land you or your family own. Below is a list of organizations that serve as a starting place for those interested in exploring economic opportunities and property sustainability.
Contact Sheryse DuBose, Historic Neighborhoods Preservation Administrator, at SheryseD@hiltonheadislandsc.gov or 843-341-4683, for guidance or assistance in connecting with these resources.
Assistance with new and existing business licenses
Business promotion and networking opportunities
Small Business Development Center
Business products, services, and educational programming for the African American community
Start a new business or grow an existing business
Support for entrepreneurs with growing businesses
Education and legal services to protect Heirs' Property and promote its sustainable use
Genealogical research assistance to clear property titles
Property tax information and resources
Property tax assistance for families or individuals in need
Property tax assistance and taxpayer empowerment workshops
Land Preservation Assistance Program to assist with property tax payments
Conservation land trust dedicated to preserving and protecting African American land assets
Network of resources related to Heirs' Property retention
Legal services for low-income Heirs' Property owners
Codes and ordinances governing land use on Hilton Head Island can be complicated, but we are to help. If you need help finding a specific code or ordinance related to your project or guidance on applications and procedures to follow for developing property, please contact our Community Development Information Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-341- 4757.
All Town regulations
Town land use and development standards
Forestry Education and Services
Arts and cultural events to celebrate Hilton Head Island culture
Exhibits, events, tours, and experiences related to Island history and life
Offers public education programs, interpretations of Gullah Geechee history, documentation & preservation of tangible and intangible heritage, and heritage tourism
Dedicated to maintaining Gullah customs, traditions, language, stories, songs, and structures on Hilton Head Island
Telling the story of the first freedman's town in America
Offers a variety of cultural programs, including the Gullah Celebration; Bridges2Lyfe; On the Hook Fishing Program; Arts Ob We People Gullah Wall/Art Academy Exhibition
African American National Historic Landmark District with history and culture programs
Educational seminars and tours