"The City of Greenville has a great program.
You just have to get in touch... Affordable housing is out there."
- Joi Phillips, first time homeowner
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"I’m amazed by everyone’s hard work, still can’t believe this actually my house.."
- Christina Milagria, at the site of her
Habitat for Humanity home
"I just really can't express it... I'm just so blessed"
- Lonnie Hudgens, moving into her new affordable rental home with her grandsons
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"I feel like I’m in a dream right now, I have to check myself to make sure I’m here, I just love everybody"
Affordable housing is one of the City’s top priorities as outlined by City Council and in the GVL2040 comprehensive plan. Under GVL2040, the City is spending an entire year rewriting its development code to reflect the long-term commitment to affordable housing options.
What is Affordable?
Strictly speaking, affordable housing is housing that doesn’t take up more than a third of your monthly income.
So, if you’re earning $3,000 a month ($36,000/year), that’s no more than $1,000/month.
Leaders recognize the need for affordable housing options because these days, median income in Greenville is about $60,000 – that’s $5,000/month. Therefore, affordable housing is anything that doesn’t top $1,667/month. Depending on credit scores, down payments and other variables, that’s enough to buy a $250,000 home.
Seeking Qualified Developers and Builders
The City is seeking applications from qualified residential builders and contractors to construct and/or rehabilitate low and moderate income housing within the city limits of Greenville. Please contact Rebecca Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org.