Blue tarp off and repairs underway on Joseph Floyd Manor

(John Gaddy/WCIV)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV)Repairs are finally underway at Joseph Floyd Manor in downtown Charleston.{}{}

During a strong storm back in Feb. 2010, a portion of the side of the building was blown away.{} The Charleston County Housing Authority quickly responded by covering the hole with a blue tarp and filing an insurance claim.{}{}

But more than two years later, the eyesore remained on the building that is home to hundreds of low income Charleston residents.{}

State Rep. Wendell Gilliard has been keeping an eye on the project and says it all comes down to a matter of pride for these residents who want to take pride in their living space.{}

"They take this personal because they take care of their living quarters and they wanted to take pride in the building itself," Gilliard explained. "I called it a sore sight to see but they finally decided to do something about it-- and what that does-- is bring a sense of pride. in the residents of Joseph Floyd and I'm very proud of that."{}

But the wait is over. Renovations finally began Tuesday, and are expected to be completed in late November.