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 involving all community stakeholders in the development and implementation of programs and projects.

The Community Development Division solicits and encourages diverse, comprehensive community input during the needs assessment, development, implementation and evaluation stages of each project or program.

Community Development News

Notice of Public Meeting and Comment Period on the 2017-2018 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)  

The Community Development Division will host a public meeting on Thursday, August 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the 1st floor conference room of City Hall (206 S. Main Street).

At the meeting, Community Development staff will discuss the 2017-18 program year's accomplishments for the CAPER, which examines Community Development’s activities affecting housing, the living environment and economic development compared to the goals and priorities set in the 2017-18 Annual Action Plan.

A printed draft of the CAPER will be available for review and comment beginning September 4 at the following locations: 

  • Hughes Main Library, South Carolina Room, 25 Heritage Green Place
  • Community Development Office, 5th floor of City Hall (206 S. Main Street)
Comments on the report will be accepted until 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 20 and should be submitted to Monique Mattison, Community Planner, by email to or by mail to: 

Community Development
ATTN: Monique Mattison 
PO Box 2207
Greenville, SC 29602 

For more information, please call Monique Mattison at 864-467-4570. 

2017 - 2018 CAPER for Public Review
2017 - 2018 Accomplishments Presentation

​Habitat for Humanity Wall Raising

Another Habitat home is under construction on Mulberry Street and project partners attended a wall raising celebration earlier this summer. The home will provide affordable housing for a single mother with three children.

The City sold the lot for the house
to Habitat for Humanity and is also providing down payment assistance to the future homeowner.

Opportunity Zones 

Opportunity Zones are a new community development program established by Congress as a part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, they are designed to encourage long-term private investments in low-income communities. This program provides a federal tax incentive for taxpayers who reinvest unrealized capital gains into "Opportunity Funds," which are specialized vehicles dedicated to investing in low-income areas called "Opportunity Zones."

More about Opportunity Zones in the City of Greenville.