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Fair Housing
Protect yourself from discrimination when renting, buying, or financing a home.

Fair Housing Workshops


The City of Greenville and the Greenville County Human Relations Commission will host public workshops on March 21 and 28 to help you and your loved ones avoid discrimination when renting, buying, or financing the purchase of a new home. Join us to learn more about your rights. Door prizes and a light meal will be provided. For more information, please call 467-7095.

Wait List Open for Housing Choice Voucher Program

Greenville Housing Authority is accepting online pre-applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program. To apply, visit www.tgha.net, select "Housing" then "Apply for Housing." Applications are only available online and the deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 22 at noon.

Mt. Eustis Corner
Come take a look at the Mt. Eustis development in Greenline-Spartanburg.

Mt. Eustis Corners


The City of Greenville, in partnership with Genesis Homes and Quinn Satterfield, Inc., is providing homeownership opportunities in Mt. Eustis Corners in the Greenline-Spartanburg community. Close to downtown, these new homes will feature:

  • Floor plans with 700+ square feet
  • 2-3 bedrooms, 1-2 bathrooms
  • Large front porches
  • Energy efficient construction
  • Convenient access to Greenlink bus transportation
  • Prices from the low $100,000s
  • Financial  incentives for eligible buyers

For more information or to submit an application, visit Community Development online or call 467-4570.  

Bicycle Lanes in West Greenville


The Greenville Local Development Corporation has provided Community Development with funding to continue economic development efforts in West Greenville. The first step of the project, which will include streetscape improvements along Birnie and Queen streets, was to establish a dedicated bicycle lane on Queen Street. Striping for the bike lane is complete and City traffic engineers will install bicycle emblems in the lane, along with bicycle sharrows along Birnie Street to remind drivers to share the road with neighborhood cyclists. 

The bicycle lanes are designed to provide a safer environment for cyclists and pedestrians and to provide connections between neighborhoods and the Swamp Rabbit Trail, as recommended in the City’s Bicycle Master Plan. Bicycle lanes and pavement markings have also been shown to help reduce traffic speeds.

With the new bicycle lanes, parking is no longer permitted on Queen Street. As a result, cars parked on Queen Street will be ticketed, and if not moved within 48 hours, may be towed at the owner's expense.

SC Homestead Exemption Act


The South Carolina Homestead Exemption Act provides property tax relief for residents by exempting the first $50,000 of the value of your home from property tax. You can apply for the Homestead Exemption at any time of the year at the Greenville County Office of Real Property Services, located in Suite 100 at County Square (301 University Ridge).

Applicants must qualify in one of four ways: 

  • Be age 65 on or before December 31, preceding the year for which the exemption is claimed
  • Be totally and permanently disabled
  • Be legally blind, or
  • Be the surviving spouse of a qualifying applicant
Additionally, all applicants must:
  • Be a legal resident of SC for at least one year on or before December 31, preceding the year for which the exemption is claimed
  • Hold fee or title or partial title to your house or mobile home or certain life estates or other proper titles as of December 31, preceding the year for which the exemption is claimed

Applicants must submit proof of residency (SC driver's license, SC identification card, SC resident tax return) and proof of age (birth certificate, SC driver's license). Additionally, those applying because of disability or blindness must submit certification indicating the original award date from the state or federal agency authorized to make the declaration.

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