Greenville Journal Article: Affordable Housing Fund

On January 22, the Greenville Journal published an article about GCRA overseeing the Greenville County Affordable Housing Fund and seeking applications for projects.


Greenville County has a new tool to address its affordable housing shortage.

The newly created Greenville County Affordable Housing Fund will provide gap financing for projects that will increase the production and availability of safe, affordable housing for low-, moderate-, and middle-income households in Greenville County but outside the city limits of Greenville.

The Greenville County Redevelopment Authority, the agency that administers money the county and five municipalities receive for affordable housing from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and other sources, will oversee the fund.

 

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Greenville News Article: Affordable Homes Coming to Slater

The Greenville News just published an article about GCRA's upcoming new construction at the corner of Talley Bridge Road and Whitney and Lindberg Streets in the mill village of Slater.


For the first time in over a decade, new construction is coming to a rural mill village in northern Greenville County.

The Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA) is planning to build five new homes on an empty lot in Slater, a small community about a 10-minute drive north from Travelers Rest and 30 minutes from downtown Greenville. The unincorporated area dates back to 1927, when H.N. Slater constructed a textile plant and 140 homes for its workers, according to a Greenville News archive story from 2016...

Photo of Slater Mill Village sign
Photo Credit: Sabrina Schaeffer, Greenville News staff

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Notice of Funding Availability: Affordable Housing Fund

NEW!

Notice of Funding Availability -- Greenville County Affordable Housing (GCAH) Fund

The Greenville County Redevelopment Authority is requesting proposals from applicants for the use of the NEW Greenville County Affordable Housing Fund (GCAHF). The Greenville County has established a new Affordable Housing Fund program with an initial first year appropriation of $1,000,000 for gap financing of housing development projects that increase the production and availability of decent, safe, sanitary affordable housing for low, moderate and middle income households in Greenville County, outside the City limits of Greenville. Eligible non-profit and for-profit housing developers and housing providers are encouraged to apply.  Application documents are available to download below.

The Greenville County Affordable Housing Fund (GCAHF) application deadline is Friday, March 22, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.  Three hard copies and one full electronic copy must be submitted to the GCRA office located at 301 University Ridge, Suite 2500, Greenville, SC 29601. A full electronic copy must be emailed to GCRA Executive Director, Mr. John Castile at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  An application training session is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 10:00 in the GCRA Board Room.   Please contact the GCRA office at 864-242-9801 for information.

Application Form

Application Financials

Reference:

GCAHF Program Summary

2018 Income Limits

   

Notice of Funding Availability

FY 2019 HOME Funding Application Period Open - Housing Providers and Developers

The Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA) announces the availability of funding applications for 2019 Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The GCRA is interested in financing projects that increase the production and availability of decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing for low and moderate-income persons in Greenville County, outside the City limits of Greenville. Eligible non-profit and for-profit housing developers and providers are encouraged to apply. Applications are available on the GCRA website at the links below.

The 2019 HOME funding application deadline is Friday, February 22, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Three hard copies and one full electronic copy must be submitted to the GCRA office located at 301 University Ridge, Suite 2500, Greenville, SC 29601 and emailed to GCRA Program Director, Imma Nwobodu, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . An application training and workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 10:00 in the GCRA Board Room.

All inquiries relating to the HOME application proposal and registration for the training should be directed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at (864) 242-9801, extension 115. Responses received after the deadline will NOT be considered regardless of the postmarked date. Since Congress has not yet approved the 2019-2020 federal budget, a final budget for 2019 HOME funds cannot be determined. All application awards will be contingent upon the availability of 2019 HOME funds from HUD.

 

Reference: HOME Underwriting Criteria Developer's Guide

Application, Part 1

Application (Financials), Part 2

HOME Financials Attachment (Template)

   

Agenda for January 29th GCRA Board Meeting

The next meeting of the GCRA Board will be Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.

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Agenda for November 27th GCRA Board Meeting

The next meeting of the GCRA Board will be Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.

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Agenda for October 23rd GCRA Board Meeting

The next meeting of the GCRA Board will be Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.

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Agenda for September 25th GCRA Board Meeting

The next meeting of the GCRA Board will be Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.

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Announcing GCRA's New Executive Director

On Tuesday, September 18th, we were thrilled to announce John Castile as our new Executive Director!

John Castile

photo credit: Greg Beckner (courtesy of Greenville Journal)

 

Media coverage:

Greenville Journal article

The Greenville News article

GSA Business article

Instagram post by Greenville County

Statement by County Council Chairman, Butch Kirven

   

Agenda for August 28th GCRA Board Meeting

The next meeting of the GCRA Board will be Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.

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