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Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County celebrate another home built with a wall raising ceremony.
Members of the Sullivan family help raise the walls of their new home. 

Habitat for Humanity Wall Raising 


A "wall raising" ceremony was held recently for a new home in the Southernside community. The ceremony was a celebration of Habitat for Humanity's affordable homeownership development on Mulberry Street in partnership with Michelin. The City sold the land to Habitat for Humanity at a reduced price and is providing City grant funds for down payment assistance.  
 

City Council Approves Special Tax Assessment for Affordable Housing 


As part of the City's ongoing efforts to preserve existing affordable housing, City Council approved a special tax assessment that will allow a property owner who provides affordable housing and is planning to rehabilitate the property, to apply to have their tax assessment frozen for up to 20 years at the pre-rehab value and avoid tax increases over the 20-year period. In addition to the benefits for the property owner, this special program will help ensure the availability of affordable housing now and for many years to come. 

The first property to receive this benefit is the Greenville Summit at 201 West Washington Street, an affordable housing community serving senior and disabled citizens. 

For more information, contact Ginny Stroud at 864-467-4570 or gstroud@greenvillesc.gov

 
Greenville Summit

Receive $10 for Fruits and Vegetables on Saturdays 


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Graphic text: Use your EBT card at the TD Saturday Market

City of Greenville Awards Funding for Affordable Housing and Rehabilitation Projects 


Utilizing grant funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the City of Greenville has awarded funding to the following community partners in 2018: 


Genesis Homes - for the development of two affordable rental units in the Greenline-Spartanburg neighborhood. 

Homes of Hope - for the development of nine rental units in the Green Avenue, West Greenville and Greater Sullivan neighborhoods. 

Habitat for Humanity - for down payment assistance to homebuyers and for owner-occupied rehabilitation projects.

Rebuild Upstate - for owner-occupied rehabilitation projects.

United Housing Connections - for the development of two affordable rental units in the Haynie-Sirrine neighborhood.
 
Greenville Dreams Class of 2017

2018 Grassroots Leadership Development Program Graduation 


Greenville Dreams will celebrate the eighth graduating class of the Grassroots Leadership Development Program on Monday, July 9 at 6 p.m. at United Way of Greenville County (105 Edinburgh Court).  

The Grassroots Leadership Development Program is a partnership of the United Way, the City of Greenville and the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority and provides training to enhance the capability and capacity of community leaders as they strengthen and improve their neighborhoods. 


During the five-month program, participants learn leadership styles, neighborhood ‚Äúvision" development, advocacy and public policy at the community level, strategies to leverage volunteers and engage youth and best organizational practices for success. 

Register for the event online at:

www.eventbrite.com/e/grassroots-leadership-development-program-class-graduation-2018-tickets-47019483541

 
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