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.

National Community Development Week: April 22 - 26, 2019 

Join the City of Greenville Community Development staff and partner organizations for a week long celebration of the impact of Community Development programs and further discussions surrounding affordable housing in Greenville. 

Schedule of events are below. For more information, please call 864-467-4570.

Hard Hat Tours 

Monday, April 22 | 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. 

22 Kingsview Street, 28 Endel Street, 602 and 606 Birnie Street, 19 Doe Street, 38 and 40 Doe Street 

Drop-in tours of Hopes of Hope and Allen Temple, CEDC developments under construction.

Genesis Homes Groundbreaking 

Wednesday, April 24 | 9:00 a.m. 

104 Spartanburg Street 

Groundbreaking in the Greenline-Spartanburg Neighborhood. Parking: David Hellams Community Center

Greenville County Human Relations Commission: Attainable Housing Showcase 

Thursday, April 25 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Greenville County Square, 301 University Ridge, Suite 400 

Homebuyer education, housing options, down payment assistance, financial counseling

Transit, Housing, and Land Use Forum 

Tuesday, April 30 | 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Hyatt Regency, 220 N. Main Street 

Learn about land use, transit, and mobility options. 


Financial Empowerment Centers 

Financial empowerment counselors are now available in satellite offices throughout Greenville County to assist residents with financial goals such as debt reduction, savings plans, credit building and setting up checking/savings accounts. This service delivers free one-on-one counseling at each satellite location. For more information visit

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