Community Development

The Community Development Division is committed to improving the quality of life for low and moderate income residents by facilitating meaningful programs that address the root causes of poverty and need, involving all community stakeholders in the development and implementation of programs and projects. The Community Development Division solicits and encourages diverse, thorough community input during the need assessment, development, implementation and evaluation stages of each project or program.

Community Development News

Infill Parcel Development Program


Request for Proposals

The City of Greenville invites competitive proposals from interested parties for the development and construction of affordable housing units in the City's Special Emphasis Neighborhoods.

The City has developed the Infill Parcel Development program to expedite neighborhood revitalization and to encourage developers (non-profit and for-profit) to build affordable and workforce housing for families within the City.

The City’s Community Development emphasis will remain on providing housing opportunities for low- to moderate-income families. Proposals are due no later than 5:00 p.m., Sept. 22, 2017.

Infill Parcel Development Program Request for Proposals

Sterling Community Groundbreaking

In celebration of Community Development Week, Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with the City of Greenville, Christ Church Episcopal, and Homes of Hope, broke ground on Joshua's Way, a new affordable housing development in the Sterling Community, at 502 Jenkins Street. Six new single-family homes and about seven rental units for seniors will be built in Sterling with construction expected to be completed in 2020. 
Photo from groundbreaking event showing CD Staff Michael Williamson and Ashlee Tolbert

GAP Grant Recipients

The Grant Assistance Partnership (GAP) is a combined effort among the City of Greenville, the United Way of Greenville County and the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority. GAP provides grant awards to neighborhood associations that are seeking positive community development through various initiatives and projects tailored to meet the needs of their individual neighborhoods.

GAP funding of up to $2,500 is available to city neighborhood associations located within the city's Special Emphasis neighborhoods. Projects may also address one or more of the following areas of neighborhood development: resident involvement, beautification, communication, crime prevention, housing development, organizational development, training and education and capital improvements.

The following neighborhoods are recipients of GAP funding for 2017-2018:

  • Green Avenue Area Civic Association
  • Haynie-Sirrine Neighborhood Association
  • Nicholtown Neighborhood Association
  • Southernside Neighborhoods in Action
  • West Greenville Community Association