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Celebrate National Community Development Week


National Community Development Week is April 2-6, and each year during this special week, we celebrate the impact of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program funding in Greenville. 

Join us for this year's celebration as we hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a new rental home in the Sterling community. The development is a partnership between the City of Greenville and the Sterling Land Trust and the new home, which will be built at 310 South Calhoun Street, marks the first home to be developed by the Sterling Land Trust. 

Please RSVP to Regina Wynder by April 3 at 864-467-4570 or rwynder@greenvillesc.gov.

When: April 4 at 2 p.m.
Where: 310 South Calhoun Street, Greenville, SC 29601

Mt. Eustis Corners

Six Lots Available for Homeownership at Mt. Eustis Corners


Genesis Homes, in partnership with the City of Greenville and Quinn Satterfield Builders, is providing opportunities for homeownership in the Mt. Eustis Corners development. Nestled in the heart of the Greenline-Spartanburg community and close to downtown Greenville, these new homes will feature:

  • Floor plans with 700+ square feet
  • 2-3 bedrooms, 1-2 bathrooms
  • Large front porches
  • Energy efficient construction
  • Convenient access to Greenlink bus transportation
  • Prices from the low $100,000s

Buyers may not exceed 120% of the area median income, as defined by HUD. Only six lots remain.

For more details, contact Quinn Satterfield Builders’ representative, Allie Johns, at 803-608-9961 or Allie@ResourceGreenville.com

Community Development Welcomes New Team Member


Rebecca Edwards recently joined the City's Community Development Division as the finance coordinator. Rebecca previously worked for the City of Hartsville, where she served as the public information officer and grants writer/manager.

Rebecca earned a bachelor’s degree in politics from Converse College in 2015 and also holds a master’s degree in public administration from Clemson University. 

Welcome, Rebecca!


Greenville Housing Trust Fund Kick Off Event

Greenville Housing Fund Launch

On March 29, City and community leaders launched the Greenville Housing Fund, a non-profit organization created to support the development of affordable and workforce housing. The concept of a housing trust fund was recommended in the “Balancing Prosperity and Housing Affordability in Greenville” report drafted by a 25-member steering committee and adopted in early 2017 by City Council. City Council also appropriated $2 million in City funding along with a $1 million potential commitment from philanthropic, corporate and other charitable resources.


A separate 12-member working group collaborated during 2017 to develop the organizational framework for the housing trust fund. The group was tasked with identifying: the housing trust’s role, the target market to be served, the geographic area to be served and an existing organization to help launch the housing trust fund. 

The Greenville Housing Fund will receive and disburse money to support the production and preservation of affordable housing units and will invest in projects that can provide affordable housing for households with annual incomes between $15,000 and $55,000. The fund also has the ability to move beyond these limits as project and market conditions may require.
 
The Greenville Housing Fund has three main goals:

  1. To advocate for and champion affordable housing in Greenville
  2. To invest in affordable housing development
  3. To purchase land for affordable housing development

The Greenville Housing Fund was launched as a part of CommunityWorks, a non-profit financial organization committed to working with underserved families and communities by providing financial education, lending and investing. Initially, the Greenville Housing Fund will invest in developments within the city limits of Greenville, but eventually, the plan is for the Greenville Housing Fund to work toward the promotion and provision of housing across and throughout Greenville County. The Greenville Housing Fund will launch its initial activities by making loan funding available for the development of affordable and workforce housing.

For more information on the application process and associated documents, visit greenvillehousingfund.com/

Past GAP funded project - Haynie-Sirrine Gazebo
Past GAP funded project - ADA accessible bench at Haynie-Sirrine Gazebo


Improve Your Neighborhood with the Grant Assistance Partnership 

Applications for the Grant Assistance Partnership (GAP) grant will be available April 16 and will be shared with eligible Special Emphasis neighborhoods.

Through the program, Special Emphasis neighborhood associations may be awarded up to $2,500 to address one or more of the following goal areas of neighborhood development: landlord/tenant education, capacity building, neighborhood history and neighborhood infrastructure.

GAP-funded projects are intended to have a long-term impact on the neighborhoods while building and sustaining connections among the neighbors and groups within the community. These activities should involve as many residents living in the communities as possible. 

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Monday, June 1. 

Submit completed applications to:

 Channing Banks 
United Way of Greenville County
105 Edinburgh Court
Greenville, SC 29607
864-331-2991
cbanks@unitedwaygc.org

 
The Grant Assistance Partnership is a combined effort between the City of Greenville, United Way of Greenville County and the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority. 

For more information, contact Monique Mattison at 864-467-4574 or Rebecca Edwards at 864-467-4428.

Neighborhood Empowerment Workshop   


Heirs, Wills & Property

Thursday, May 3 at 6 p.m.
Nicholtown Community Center
112 Rebecca Street

 
This free workshop will explore legal issues for landowners related to their heirs, wills and property. Discussions will include:

  • The importance of a will
  • How to properly execute a will
  • What happens if you don’t have a will
  • The probate process
  • Navigating costs
  • Identifying available resources

A light meal will be provided. For more information call, 864-467-4570.

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