Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation (SC)

Provides legal services across the seven counties of South Carolina's coastal Low Country: Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown and Jasper. Also provides forestry services across four additional counties: Clarendon, Hampton, Orangeburg and Williamsburg.
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Primary geographic focus: South Carolina
Organization type(s): Provider
Tags: Housing, Wills and Estate

The Center seeks to: 1) prevent land loss among low wealth heirs’ property (HP) owners by helping them obtain clear title and keep their family land through legal education, legal and mediation services, community empowerment and free Wills Clinics, and 2) promote sustainable land use for increased economic benefit to historically under-served families.

The three aspects of our work include:

  • PREVENTION of the growth of heirs’ property through education and FREE Wills Clinics;
  • RESOLUTION of heirs’ property issues through our direct, legal services, and
  • LAND UTILIZATION which provide sustainable forestry educational workshops with expert partners, technical assistance and resources to develop and implement forest management plans for increased economic benefit to historically under-served families.

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