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.

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Community Resource Fair Set for May 7, 2024

Join City staff and elected officials as we welcome local workforce agencies, support organizations and educational institutions to the CommUNITY Resource Fair at the Prisma Health Welcome Center in Unity Park on Tuesday, May 7, from 4-7 p.m. There will also be hourly giveaways and prizes as well as free activities for kids.

The event will feature a total of 50 vendors representing various areas of service will be present to connect with the community. This event is free and open to the public.

Please contact Courtney Ashley at 864-467-4573 or cashley@greenvillesc.gov or Ashlee Tolbert at 864-467-4568 or atolbert@greenvillesc.gov for more information. 

NOTICE of funding availability (nofa) 2024 - 2025

The City of Greenville’s Community Development division is currently accepting proposals from qualified organizations for the Program Year 2024 – 2025 for the Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnership program, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDs (HOPWA) funding. 

In accordance with Community Development goals and objectives, applications and proposals for eligible projects assisting low- and moderate-income citizens within the city limits of Greenville will be accepted. 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 based on respective funding sources. 

All proposals are due Friday, March 8, 2024, by 5:00pm.  For more information or to schedule a pre-application appointment with staff, please contact Regina Wynder at 864-467-4570 or rwynder@greenvillesc.gov

Applications and more information will be available online on January 5, 2024. Please use the links listed below:

PRE-APPLICATION WORKSHOP:

The workshop is mandatory if you plan to submit an application for 2024-2025  funding.  This last session

will be on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.  The workshops should last approximately 1 hour and

will be held at the Log Cabin, located at 100 E. Park Avenue. 

 

The session is limited to 20 attendees.  Please respond to Regina Wynder, Community Development

Specialist to confirm your attendance. 

The City of Greenville Amendment to the Annual Action Plan
2023-2024
Notice of Public Comment Period

The City’s Community Development division proposes a substantial amendment to its Program Year (PY) 2023 Annual Action Plan and to reallocate unexpended CDBG and HOME funding from program years 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 to PY 2023 project and activity allocations as outlined in the city’s PY2023 Annual Action Plan. The City of Greenville has retained a balance of $301,801 in 2019-2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, and $84,076 in 2022-2023 HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) funding to be reallocated.

The amendments are as follows: 

  • Reallocate $75,000 in unspent HOME funds from program year 2022 to program year 2023 for housing development projects.
  • Reallocate $9,076 in unspent HOME funds from program year 2018 to program year 2023 for housing construction. 
  • Reallocate $100,000 in unspent CDBG funds from program year 2020 program year to program year 2023 for rental rehabilitation projects.
  • Reallocate $61,801 in unspent CDBG funds from program year 2020 to program year 2023 for property acquisition and maintenance for the purpose of affordable housing.
  • Reallocate $75,000 in unspent CDBG funds from program year 2020 to program year 2023 for downpayment assistance programs.
  • Reallocate $30,000 in unspent CDBG funds from program year 2020 to program year 2023 for capacity building.
  • Reallocate $35,000 un unspent CDBG funds from program years 2019, 2021, and 2022 to program year 2023 for Neighborhood Engagement.

Submission and Amendment of the PY 2023 Annual Action Plan serves as 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.  

30-DAY COMMENT PERIOD:

A draft of the amended PY 2023 Annual Action Plan will be available for review beginning Friday, February 16, 2024 at City Hall, 206 South Main St. Greenville, SC 29602, and via email or online at: http://www.greenvillesc.gov/265/Community-Development. Copies can be requested by contacting atolbert@greenvillesc.gov or 864-467-4568.

PUBLIC HEARING: 

A public hearing will be held to review and discuss the PY 2023 AAP Substantial Amendment on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 from 5:30 to 6:30pm at McPherson Park Log Cabin, 120 East Park Ave., Greenville, SC 29601. Citizens are encouraged to attend and make comments on the draft plan. For more information on how to participate at the public hearing, please email atolbert@greenvillesc.gov or call 864-467-4568.

Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 21, 2024 and can be sent to: Community Development, P.O. Box 2207, Greenville, SC 29602 Attn: Ashlee Tolbert, Community Planner or e-mailed to atolbert@greenvillesc.gov

For further information, please call Ashlee Tolbert at 864-467-4568.