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.

What's New

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) 
NOTICE OF VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

The City of Greenville Community Development Division will conduct a Public Meeting on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, for the purpose of reviewing the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER).

The virtual public meeting will can be accessed from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. December 15 via Zoom Meeting.

The CAPER is an evaluation report outlining Community Development’s accomplishments during the 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan.

Review the draft CAPER

Requests for emailed or printed copies can be made by calling (864)467-4570.  A hard copy is also available at  the Hughes Main Library, Main Desk, 25 Heritage Green Place. Comments will be accepted on the CAPER through Wednesday, December 21, 2020 at 9 a.m. Please address comments to:

City of Greenville
Community Development Division
P.O. Box 2207
Greenville, SC 29602
Or e-mail to: mmattison@greenvillesc.gov
Attn: CAPER comments

NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY AND REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS

The City of Greenville has been awarded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) funds in the amount of $603,405 to undertake projects to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus (COVID-19). The City of Greenville is an Entitlement Jurisdiction and receives CDBG funds on a formula basis from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fund activities that primarily benefit low and moderate income (LMI) residents of the city of Greenville. 

Through an amendment to the 2019 Annual Action Plan, the City plans to administer funds for the following categories and activities:

Questions can be directed to Rebecca Edwards, Community Development Financial Coordinator, at 864-467-4428 or redwards@greenvillesc.gov

Please return the following application pages to Rebecca Edwards, Community Development Financial Coordinator, by December 11, 2020 at noon at the above email address or by mail: PO Box 2207, Greenville, SC 29602. 

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Category Description Funding Available
Rent, Utility and Mortage Assistance Funds to provide rental or mortgage assistance for an individual/family impacted by COVID-19 of up to 6 months   $400,000
Eviction Prevention – Housing Counseling Funds to support ongoing housing and financial counseling programs to preserve affordable housing and legal services for eviction clients $50,000
Homeless Services Assistance Funds will be used to support direct homeless service providers with required food, expansion of services, PPE, security, and sanitary measures in their planning, response, and prevention of COVID-19. $26,702
Food Assistance Food Assistance Funds to support food assistance providers such as soup kitchens, free meal deliveries, etc. $26,703

The City celebrated with the Greenville Housing Authority at the groundbreaking for Preserve at Logan Park, a senior housing development on the site of the former Scott Towers.