Affordable Housing options in the City of Greenville.
Take the affordable housing survey.

Affordable Housing Survey

The City of Greenville has retained neighborhood planning firm czb to complete and affordable housing assessment in strategy.  As a part of the initiative, the city is asking for citizen input via a short online survey.

The responses to the survey are confidential.  Feedback received through the survey will be used to guide czb's efforts.

Home maintenance and code enforcement.
Learn how to maintain your home and understand code enforcement.

Home Maintenance and Code Enforcement

The Greenville County Human Relations Commission and the City of Greenville are sponsoring a series of public workshops that will explore some of the resources and options available to help homeowners maintain their homes.  The second topic of the series is "Home Maintenance and Code Enforcement," which will be offered on November 1 & 15.  

The workshop on November 1 will take place at the West Greenville Community Center from  from Noon to 1 p.m. and the workshop on November 15  will be held at the Juanita Butler Center from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Join us to learn how to maintain the comfort and livability of your home and discuss rights and processes related to code enforcement. Door prizes and a light meal will be provided. For more information, please call 467-7095.  You can also register online by selecting the highlighted date.

Row houses
"Living the Dream: Going from Renter to Homeowner," will offer various topics on how to become a homeowner.

Housing Fair

The Greater Greenville Association of Realtors will be hosting a housing fair entitled “Living the Dream: Going from Renter to Homeowner.”  The event will be held on November 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Workshops will include topics such as financial literacy and credit, down payment assistance resources, benefits of using a realtor and the home buying process.  City of Greenville staff will also be available to discuss affordable homeownership opportunities in the City of Greenville.  The event is free and open to the public. 

Child riding her bike in front of her home.
Community Development works to support housing and vibrant neighborhoods.

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The CAPER is an evaluation report that highlights Community Development’s accomplishments during the 2015-2016 program year. The report examines Community Development’s activities affecting housing, the living environment and economic development compared to the goals and priorities set in its 2015-2016 Annual Action Plan.  Below is a brief summary of the findings from this year’s report:

ACTIVITY                                                       NUMBER ACCOMPLISHED
Acquisitions                                                     31 Properties Acquired
Demolitions                                                     3 Substandard Structures Demolished
New Housing Construction                             15 Housing Units Constructed
Homeowner Rehabilitation                              21 Homes Rehabilitated
After School Tutorial                                       162 Students Served
Fair Housing Counseling                                156 Families Assisted
KEY Homeownership Counseling                   121 Families Assisted
LADDER Jobs Training & Placement              20 New Individuals Served

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GPATS wants to know what you think about the morning commute.

Transportation Study


The Greenville-Pickens Area Transportation Study (GPATS) is currently offering an online survey to evaluate transportation alternatives and priorities in the community. This effort is a part of GPATS' long-range transportation plan, "Horizon 2040."  This study will be used to determine how funds may be allocated to help fund future transportation projects in the surrounding areas.  GPATS is encouraging the community to participate in the online survey and provide feedback on the transportation needs and concerns of the area. There will also be sub-regional meetings held  throughout the upstate in order to receive input on the long-range transportation plan.

Student's asking questions about the swamp Rabbit trail.

Students hear from a City employee on the future expansion of the Swamp Rabbit Trail, which is one of the city's brownfields.

Exploring Brownfields

Students from Carolina High School recently participated in a field trip exploring local brownfields sponsored by the City's Community Development Division.  The students learned what brownfields are and the safety, economic, social and environmental impacts brownfields have on the community.   Representatives from the City's Parks & Grounds and Engineering Divisions spoke to the students about the revitalization of some of the brownfields located in the city and their impacts on the environment and economy.  Additionally, Rosa Byrd from the West Greenville Neighborhood Association discussed the history of Mayberry Park and the past social impact it had on the city.

The students will continue learning about brownfields throughout the month of October and will complete their studies with a field trip and study of Lake Conestee Nature Park.

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