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 Funding Availability (NOFA) 

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, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Proposals will also be accepted for city-owned property made available for affordable housing opportunities.

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.

All proposals are due Friday, February 8, 2019, by 5 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact: Ginny Stroud at gstroud@greenvillesc.gov or 864-467-4568, or Michael Williamson at mwilliamson@greenvillesc.gov or 864-467-4416.

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.

​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.