Community Development

The Community Development Division is committed to improving the quality of life for low and moderate income residents by facilitating meaningful programs that address the root causes of poverty and need, involving all community stakeholders in the development and implementation of programs and projects. The Community Development Division solicits and encourages diverse, thorough community input during the need assessment, development, implementation and evaluation stages of each project or program.

Community Development News

City Council Approves Establishment of Non-Profit Housing Trust Fund

Greenville City Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Nov. 13, 2017, to authorize the establishment of an independent Non-Profit Housing Trust Fund, creating a financial mechanism to support affordable housing development within the City. More about Affordable Housing

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​Heritage at Sliding Rock Open House and Ribbon Cutting


The Greenville Housing Authority held an open house and ribbon cutting for the new 60-unit senior housing development Heritage at Sliding Rock. Heritage at Sliding Rock is honoring the commitment of the Greenville Housing Authority to replace the units lost in the demolition of the former Scott Towers community. Mayor Knox White and Mayor Pro Tem Jil Littlejohn participated in the event, along with other local, state and federal representatives.  Heritage at Sliding Rock is completely leased and currently has a waiting list.  

Historic Resources Survey

In early May, the City kicked off a 6-month study to update Greenville’s historic resources. Focusing on the West End, Village of West Greenville, Greater Sullivan, Cleveland Park, Nicholtown, North Main, Augusta Road, Sherwood Forest and Parkins Mill Road areas, our consultant, WLA Studio, toured the areas searching for structures built between 1945 and 1975 and those properties that were not a part of previous studies completed in 1983 and 2003.

We also encouraged citizens to participate by submitting information about their own property, properties in their neighborhood or in the city using an interactive map and completing a short form at www.greenvillesc.gov/HistoricResourcesSurvey. City staff will continue to accept suggestions from the interactive map.

Please join representatives of WLA Studio and City staff to hear about the properties and areas identified during the research. The 2017 Historic Resources Survey Final Report will be presented on Tuesday, November 14, at 6 p.m. at the Sears Recreation Center in McPherson Park, 100 E. Park Avenue. Contact Monique Mattison at 467-4574 or mmattison@greenvillesc.gov for more information.

Neighborhood Empowerment Workshops 2017 - 2018

January 4 - Financial Stability/Planning – New Year, New You!

March 1 - Recreation Department - All Star Programs

April 5 - Community Development Showcase

May 3 - Heirs, Wills, and Property