The Community Development Division solicits and encourages diverse, comprehensive community input during the needs assessment, development, implementation and evaluation stages of each project or program.
Financial Empowerment Centers
Financial empowerment counselors are now available in satellite offices throughout Greenville County to assist residents with financial goals such as debt reduction, savings plans, credit building and setting up checking/savings accounts. This service delivers free one-on-one counseling at each satellite location. For more information visit www.greenvillefec.com.
National Community Development Week: April 22 - 26, 2019
Join the City of Greenville Community Development staff and partner organizations for a week long celebration of the impact of Community Development programs and further discussions surrounding affordable housing in Greenville.
Schedule of events are below. For more information, please call 864-467-4570.
Hard Hat Tours
Monday, April 22 | 11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
22 Kingsview Street, 28 Endel Street, 602 and 606 Birnie Street, 19 Doe Street, 38 and 40 Doe Street
Genesis Homes Groundbreaking
Wednesday, April 24 | 9:00 a.m.
104 Spartanburg Street
Groundbreaking in the Greenline-Spartanburg Neighborhood. Parking: David Hellams Community Center
Greenville County Human Relations Commission: Attainable Housing Showcase
Thursday, April 25 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Greenville County Square, 301 University Ridge, Suite 400
Homebuyer education, housing options, down payment assistance, financial counseling
Transit, Housing, and Land Use Forum
Tuesday, April 30 | 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Hyatt Regency, 220 N. Main Street
Learn about land use, transit, and mobility options.
Opportunity Zones are a new community development program established by Congress as a part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, they are designed to encourage long-term private investments in low-income communities. This program provides a federal tax incentive for taxpayers who reinvest unrealized capital gains into "Opportunity Funds," which are specialized vehicles dedicated to investing in low-income areas called "Opportunity Zones."