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Affordable Housing Development Updates and Accomplishments 


Ribbon Cutting - Genesis Homes

Genesis Homes Ribbon Cutting 


Genesis Homes and the City recently celebrated the completion of two new affordable rental units in the Greenline-Spartanburg and Nicholtown neighborhoods. In addition to providing the property for development, the City also invested $37,500 in the project. 
 

Greenville County Housing Forum: The Missing Middle


Community leaders, neighbors, developers and affordable housing advocates attended an affordable housing forum on October 19 to learn about "missing middle housing." Presented by Upstate Forever and Greenville County Housing Forum Partners (including the City of Greenville), the event provided insight into the increase in demand for walkable, affordable urban living and how well Greenville County and its municipalities are poised to respond to this demand.  

View a recap of the event and presentations at www.upstateforever.org/news/greenville-housing-forum-recap

The Sullivan family and Council Member Lillian Brock Flemming at the dedication of their new home.

Habitat for Humanity Dedicates New Home 


Greenville City Council member Lillian Flemming welcomed the Sullivan family to their new home in the Southernside neighborhood at a dedication ceremony on October 17. The City sold the property to Habitat for Humanity at a deeply reduced cost to ensure the home could be built and sold at an affordable price.The home was built in partnership with Michelin. 

 
Delores Durham recognized for her work as the Nicholtown Neighborhood Association President.

Neighborhood Highlights 


Nicholtown Neighborhood Association Honors Past President


Delores Durham, who served as the 2017-2018 Nicholtown Neighborhood Association president, was recognized at the association's October meeting for her countless hours of volunteer service behind the scenes for the betterment of the community.

In addition to her leadership role in the neighborhood association, Delores is also a member of the City's Community Development Advisory Committee. Thanks, Delores, for all you do for Nicholtown and the city! 

 

2019 Grassroots Leadership Development Program


The Grassroots Leadership Development Program (GLDP) provides training to enhance the capability and capacity of community leaders as they strengthen and improve their neighborhoods. The program is a partnership of the United Way of Greenville County, the City of Greenville and the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority and participants meet once a month for five months. 

Sessions cover leadership style, creating a neighborhood vision, advocacy and public policy at the community level, strategies to leverage volunteers and engage youth and best organizational practices for success. 

To receive an application, contact Monique Mattison at mmattison@greenvillesc.gov or 467-4574, or Rebecca Edwards at redwards@greenvillesc.gov or 467-4428. 

 

Upcoming Events 


Walker Park Rededication Ceremony 


Join the City of Greenville on Tuesday, November 13 at 5:30 pm. for a  rededication ceremony for Walker Park on Cypress Street in the West Greenville neighborhood. 

For more information contact Scott Drayton at 467-4350. 

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