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Greenville Housing Fund Hires CEO 


The Greenville Housing Fund has hired Bryan Brown as its first CEO. Prior to accepting the position, Bryan was Chief Operating Officer for the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority in Ohio, where he directed the overall administration and management of its housing programs, development, resident services, finance and personnel functions. 
 
Bryan and his team managed a $30 million HUD Choice Neighborhood Implementation grant for the revitalization of Columbus' Near East Side neighborhood, which included $120 million of development across five phases with 450 units of mixed-income housing. They also led efforts to secure over $200 million in leveraged commitments.  
 
Bryan brings broad leadership experience to the Greenville Housing Fund from executive roles in the nonprofit sector, where he spent many years advocating for funding, program standards and legislation to improve service delivery to needy children and families.
 
Bryan is a graduate of John Carroll University and attended graduate school at the University of Cincinnati, where he was an editorial assistant for the national journal, Urban Resources. Bryan also studied at the University of London, the London School of Economics and Yale University.


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GAP PROGRAM
July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020
Funding Available for Neighborhood Projects


The City of Greenville, United Way of Greenville County and Greenville County Redevelopment Authority will again offer the Grant Assistance Partnership (GAP) program, which provides funding to special emphasis neighborhoods for projects that increase resident engagement, preserve neighborhood history, enhance neighborhood beautification or increase neighborhood capacity. 

Special emphasis neighborhoods in the city of Greenville should contact Rebecca Edwards at redwards@greenvillesc.gov or 864-467-4428 for more details and a copy of the application. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 19 at 5 p.m.


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Smoke Alarm Blitz Set for June 1


The Greenville City Fire Department will conduct a smoke alarm blitz on Saturday, June 1. To have FREE smoke alarms installed in your home, call 864-467-3292 or visit fire.greenvillesc.gov/SmokeAlarms.

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