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


The City of Greenville’s Community Development division (CD) is accepting proposals from qualified organizations to develop housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income families within the city limits of Greenville for the period July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019. 

During this grant period, the City will receive and administer funding from a variety of sources, including but not limited to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership Act (HOME) funds to assist in improving the quality of life among the City’s low- and moderate-income citizens.

In accordance with Community Development goals and objectives, funding will be provided to develop housing or provide owner-occupied rehabilitation programs for low- and moderate-income families whose incomes do not exceed 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).  Proposals must comply with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requirements and criteria listed in 24 CFR Part 570 and 24 CFR Part 92.

A proposal workshop will be held Monday, January 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm, at Greenville City Hall, 206 S. Main Street, first floor conference room.  The workshop is optional; however, it will serve as additional guidance in preparing the proposal. 

All proposals are due Friday, February 9, 2018, by 5:00pm.  For more information, please contact Ginny Stroud, e-mail: or phone: (864)467-4568, or Michael Williamson, e-mail:, or phone: (864)467-4416.

Housing Development Application

Rental Proforma

Homeownership Proforma

Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Management Application

​Habitat for Humanity Dedicates Another Home in Greenville

A once-blighted property has been transformed into new home in the West Greenville Neighborhood for the Jackson Family. Habitat for Humanity dedicated the home on November 29, 2017. The formerly blighted home was demolished through the Neighborhood Initiative Program, a partnership between the SC Housing Finance and Development Authority, the city of Greenville and six partnering non-profit organizations.  Habitat was able to build a new home on the vacant lot for a family making between 30%-60% of the area median Income.  The home construction was made possible by a number of partners, including the main sponsor OOBE. Congratulations Jackson Family!

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

Neighborhood Empowerment Workshops 2018

Feb. 1 - Financial Stability and Planning: Explore some of the resources and options available to promote financial stability and planning. 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Nicholtown Community Center, 112 Rebecca St., Greenville. A light meal will be provided.

March 1 - Recreation Department: All Star Programs

May 3 - Heirs, Wills, and Property