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

​Annual Action Plan 2018 - 2019 Notice of Public Meeting and Comment Period

A public meeting will be held on Monday, June 4th at 5:30 p.m., 1st Floor Conference Room - City Hall, 206 S. Main St.

The Community Development division will discuss the 2018 - 2019 program year's activities and funding allocations. This is a part of the planning process which allows the public to comment and provide input on Community Development's proposed plans as they develop their Annual Action Plan. 

Submission of the Annual Action Plan serves at the City's application for funding under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs. CDBG funds can be used to assist low and moderate income persons, to prevent or eliminate slum or blight, and to meet an urgent need. HOME funds are primarily used to create affordable housing opportunities for low to moderate income persons. HOPWA funding is used to assist individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families with short term rent, mortgage and utility assistance, supportive services, and Tenant-Based Rental Assistance. 

A printed draft Annual Action Plan will be available for review beginning Friday, May 25th as the following locations: 
  • Greenville County Library, South Carolina Room, 25 Heritage Green Place
  • Community Centers (David Hellams, Nicholtown, West Greenville)
  • Community Development Office, 5th Floor - City Hall, 206 S. Main St.
Written comments will be accepted until the end of the day on Monday, June 25th and can be sent to: 
Community Development
Attn: Monique Mattison, Community Planner 
P.O. Box 2207
Greenville, S.C. 29602 

or emailed to

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

2018 - 2019 Annual Action Plan 

​Habitat for Humanity Wall Raising

Another Habitat home is under construction on Mulberry Street. Project partners attended a wall raising celebration in June 2018. The home will provide affordable housing for a single mother with three children.

The city sold Habitat for Humanity the lot for the house, and also are providing down payment assistance to the future homeowner.

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