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Affordable Housing Development Updates and Accomplishments 


Volunteers working on a homeowner rehabilitation project

Greenville Housing Fund Announces Homeowner Preservation Program


The Greenville Housing Fund recently announced its Homeowner Preservation Program, designed to assist low- and moderate-income homeowners in making repairs to their owner-occupied homes. The goal is to preserve affordable homeownership for existing residents and ensure their health and safety. 

Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to nonprofit and government entities that 
provide rehabilitation services to existing homeowners in target neighborhoods whose household incomes are primarily at or below 80% of the Area Median Income.

Funds can be used for: 
  • Roofs
  • HVAC
  • Exterior Doors and Windows
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Structural
  • Floors
  • Porches
  • Exterior Surfaces
  • Interior Surfaces
The Greenville Housing Fund was launched in early 2018. In January 2017, Greenville City Council appropriated $2 million in funding for the organization with an additional $1.5 million appropriated in November 2018. For more information and application details, visit the Greenville Housing Fund online at greenvillehousingfund.com/funding-programs/
 

2019 Grassroots Leadership Development Program Application Deadline Extended


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. 

The new deadline to apply for the 2019 GLDP class is Friday, December 7.

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

 
Members of the West Greenville neighborhood join City of Greenville Parks and Recreation staff and Councilmember Lillian Brock Flemming at the rededication of Walker Park

Re-dedication of Walker Park 


On November 13, members of the West Greenville community joined City Council members and City staff to celebrate the re-dedication of Walker Park, located at 309 Cypress St. 

AARP recently awarded the City a Community Challenge Grant to renovate the park and improvements included refurbishing the existing benches and horseshoe pit and adding new amenities, including a shelter, ADA accessible game tables, an ADA accessible horseshoe pit and an ADA accessible ramp at one of the park's entrances. 

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