city of greenville sc
The mission of the Community Development Division is to improve the quality of life
for low and moderate income City of Greenville residents. Community Development
facilitates meaningful programs which address the root causes of poverty and need.
Our approach involves the participation of all community stakeholders in the development
and implementation of programs and projects. Each Community Development activity
is defined as "community-owned" due to such diverse and thorough input during need
assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of each activity.
River Street Underpass Project
Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain
The City will receive $200,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds
from the South Carolina Department of Commerce via the Appalachian Regional Commission
to fund the approximate $465,000 River Street Underpass project. The proposed project
is located at the intersection of River Street and the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville,
SC. The project site is approximately 1 acre with a total disturbance of 0.2 acres.
This project will build an underpass trail beneath the River Street Bridge to provide
safe pedestrian access between the RiverPlace and CSX sections of the Swamp Rabbit
Trail, a 17.5 mile long trail that is the backbone of the City and County’s greenway
system. In addition to the underpass construction, this project will include the
construction of some trail facilities such as pedestrian ramps and lighting and
aesthetic treatments. The connecting trail will traverse both the 100 year floodplain
and the floodway of the Reedy River.
See Location Map,
Site Plan, and
Floodplain Map for more details.
Written comments must be received by the City of Greenville at the following address
on or before October 17, 2014: P.O. Box 2207, Greenville, SC 29602. Attention:
Wayne Leftwich, Community Planner, during the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Comments
may also be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
SC HELP May Offer Mortgage Assistance
South Carolina's mortgage rescue program, SC HELP, is standing ready to assist those
homeowners who find themselves falling behind on their mortgage due to unemployment
and other unforeseen circumstances.
Homeowners facing default or foreclosure due to unemployment, underemployment, loss
of self-employed income and even divorce, death of a spouse or catastrophic medical
bills should log on now to SCHELP.gov or call toll free 855-425-7472 to see if assistance
There is no fee or cost for assistance from SC HELP. Applying for or receiving aid
from SC HELP will not affect unemployment benefits, weekly payments, or eligibility
for unemployment. Available assistance includes: Monthly Payment Assistance - Help
making monthly first-mortgage payments while seeking additional income and a return
to self-sustainability. Direct Loan "Catch-Up" Assistance - Reinstates first mortgage
and ends late-fees and penalties, for homeowners who have fallen behind on payments
during a difficult financial period, but are currently self-sustaining. Transition
Assistance - In cases where the home cannot be saved, those who complete a short
sale or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure may qualify for a one-time payment of $5,000
to help with expenses involved with transitioning from homeownership to renting.
Don't wait until you've missed a mortgage payment. Apply NOW at
SCHELP.gov. For more information, contact
Clayton Ingram at 803-896-9520.
An Exciting Project, Connections for Sustainability, Focuses on Greenville's
In the spring of 2011, the City began a federally funded project in order to develop
a unified and comprehensive plan for Greenville's west side, which is home to three
of the City's Special Emphasis Neighborhoods. Entitled Connections for Sustainability:
Linking Greenville's Neighborhoods to Jobs and Open Space, the project will combine
$1.8 million in funding from the HUD Community Challenge and DOT Tiger II Planning
Grants with over $1 million in local and federal investments. and outreach, and
The citywide planning effort is complete and can now guide Greenville's growth in
ways that improve quality of life for all residents and function as the groundwork
for planning on the west side. West side planning integrates on-going efforts with
future plans for affordable housing, transportation options, economic development
opportunities, and open space in the community. Education and outreach ensured that
city residents and community leaders were familiar with the best practices for creating
a sustainable community and were kept informed throughout the planning and implementation
processes. Community involvement encouraged input and guaranteed that all planning
efforts represent the community’s vision for the future. Engaging the public in
every step of the planning process helped increase support for the implementation
of the community vision.
For more information, visit the Connections