The mission of the Community Development Division is to improve the quality of life for low and moderate income City of Greenville residents. Community Development facilitates meaningful programs which address the root causes of poverty and need, involving all community stakeholders in the development and implementation of programs and projects. Each Community Development activity is defined as "community-owned" due to such diverse and thorough input during need assessment, development, implementation and evaluation.
Community Development News
Getting Connected with: Housing Resources
The Greenville County Human Relations Commission and the City of Greenville will continue to host a series of
housing workshops in the coming months to explore some of the opportunities and resources available to residents. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with guest speakers to ask questions. For information, call 864-467-7095.
In March, the City retained neighborhood planning firm czb to complete an Affordable Housing Assessment and Strategy. As part of this initiative, the city conducted a survey asking for citizen input.
The City, County, and United Way work together on many community development initiatives, and now they have the skills to take this work to the next level. Jokeitha Seabrook with United Way, Christa Jordan with the City's Community Development division, and Tina Belge with the County's GCRA were among the August graduating class of the Greenville Dreams' Grassroots Leadership Development Program.
Greenville Dreams consists of neighborhood leaders from Special emphasis Neighborhoods in Greenville County who partner with the United Way of Greenville, the City of Greenville and the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority to collaborate and focus on facilitating positive changes through resident-centered neighborhood development.
The new graduates join the ranks of more than 100 program alumni, who work collectively to identify and address community priorities such as landlord/tenant education, neighborhood capacity building and documenting neighborhood history. If you are interested in applying to participate, download a Grassroots Leadership Development application.