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.

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.

Annual Action Plan 2019 - 2020 Notice of Public Meeting and Comment Period 

A public meeting will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

First Floor Conference Room – City Hall
206 S. Main Street, Greenville


The City’s Community Development division will discuss the 2019-2020 program year’s activities and funding allocations.  This is a part of the planning process which allows the public to comment and provide input on Community Development’s proposed plans as they develop their Annual Action Plan. 


Submission of the Annual Action Plan serves as the City’s application for funding under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs.  CDBG funds can be used to assist low and moderate income persons, to prevent or eliminate slum or blight, and to meet an urgent need.  HOME funds are primarily used to create affordable housing opportunities for low to moderate income persons. HOPWA funding is used to assist individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families with short term rent, mortgage and utility assistance, supportive services and Tenant-Based Rental Assistance. 

 

A draft Annual Action Plan will be available for review beginning Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the following locations:

  • Greenville County Library, South Carolina Room, 25 Heritage Green Place;
  • Community Centers (David Hellams, Nicholtown, West Greenville);
  • Community Development Office, 5th Floor-City Hall, 206 S. Main St.; and
  • View online copy.  

Written comments will be accepted until the end of the day on Thursday, June 6, 2019 and can be sent to: Community Development, P.O. Box 2207, Greenville, SC 29602,

Attn: Monique Mattison, Community Planner

or e-mailed to mmattison@greenvillesc.gov

For further information, please call Monique Mattison at 864-467-4570.



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.

Opportunity Zones 

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."

More about Opportunity Zones in the City of Greenville