Agenda for January 24th GCRA Board Meeting

The next meeting of the GCRA Board will be Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.

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Agenda for November 22nd GCRA Board Meeting

The next meeting of the GCRA Board will be Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.

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Agenda for October 25th GCRA Board Meeting

The next meeting of the GCRA Board will be Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.

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Congratulations to Greenville Dreams Graduates

Congratulations to the new graduates of Greenville Dreams!  Greenville Dreams is a coalition of neighborhood and community leaders organized to empower residents to improve their neighborhoods, and works in partnership with the United Way of Greenville County, the City of Greenville, and the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority.

Greenville Dreams grads 2016

From the official Greenville Dreams press release:

Working in partnership with United Way of Greenville County, the City of Greenville and the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority, Greenville Dreams consists of neighborhood leaders from Special Emphasis Neighborhoods in Greenville County collaborating to focus on facilitating positive community changes through resident-centered neighborhood development. Greenville Dreams works directly with neighborhood association leaders to help build on the strengths and assets already present in their neighborhoods. Training and peer support are provided in the areas of problem-solving, successfully managing and leading a neighborhood association, planning and goal-setting, available resources and effective communication skills.

Additional links:

Greenville Dreams official Facebook page

City of Greenville official Facebook page

GCRA official Facebook page

United Way official Facebook page

   

Phone Scam Alert from HUD!

Be advised!

HUD has issued a warning about a phone scam affecting people across the country:

Beware of fraudsters who say you have been awarded a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), but they need an upfront fee. HUD will never email or call to “award” you money.

HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) has received complaints about fraudsters using the same scam to trick their targets into sending them “fees” to so they can process grants for thousands of dollars. While the same phone number is being used, that is likely to change over time...

Click here to view the full warning from HUD.

   

GAP Program applications available for neighborhood associations NOW!

GAP Program applications are now available for all neighborhood associations within low to moderate income guidelines. These funds, through partnership with the United Way, are made available annually to groups looking to further their organizations through capacity building, improving neighborhood infrastructure and the like. If you have any further questions about your neighborhood’s eligibility and/or project ideas please contact Tina Belge at (864) 242-9801, ext.111 for more information.

Click here for more about the GAP Program and to apply.

   

2016 Board Announcements

The Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA) is pleased to announce its 2016 board of directors appointed by the Greenville County Council. The board's executive committee was elected in a recent board meeting and includes Todd Yeomans as chairman, Walter Moragne as vice-chairman, and Jane Kizer as treasurer. Charlotte Osmer and Tom Van Norstrand were re-appointed by the Greenville County Council to serve a three year term, and Tad Mallory and Dr. Dennis Martin were recently appointed to the Board by County Council.

  • K. Todd Yeomans (Chairman) – Realtor with Keller Williams Realty 
  • Walter Moragne (Vice-Chairman) – retired from General Electric Corp.; Vietnam Veteran and president/owner of Southeast Quality Consultants, Inc.
  • Jane Kizer (Treasurer) – database administrator with Charter Communications
  • Amy Coleman – currently stay-at-home mom
  • Barry Coleman – branch manager with Carson’s Nut, Bolt, & Tool
  • Richard Davis – sales manager with IBM, based in Greenville
  • David A. Doser – vice president with Jennings-Dill, Inc.
  • Derrick Gambrell – financial analyst with Windstream Communications
  • Tad Mallory – Partner, Northside Traders, LLC
  • Dr. Dennis Martin – EYS “Enhance Your Smile” Dentistry, Greenville, West End
  • Charlotte Osmer – attorney with South Carolina Legal Services
  • Tom Van Norstrand – retired from General Electric Corp. and is now active in several community activities

    About GCRA

    GCRA’s mission is to improve the quality of life for low and moderate income citizens of Greenville County by administering Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds and developing community partnerships. GCRA takes a comprehensive approach to community revitalization by building new homes, rehabilitating existing homes, and strengthening the infrastructures of the communities, as well as providing credit and homeownership education programs. GCRA works throughout Greenville County, including Fountain Inn, Greer, Mauldin, Simpsonville, and Travelers Rest.

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    Seeking Qualified Contractors

    GCRA is seeking qualified contractors to bid on projects to include new construction of single-family homes as well as repair work on owner-occupied homes.  General contractors or residential home builders (not subs) applying must have current SC Builder’s License and liability and workmans’ compensation insurance.  To apply or to inquire further, please contact GCRA’s Operations Manager, Joe Smith, at (864) 242-9801, extension 117, or at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

       

    Announcing GCRA's New Executive Director!

    Stan WilsonGreenville, S.C. (October 28, 2015) – The Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Stanley (Stan) Wilson as the organization's new Executive Director. Wilson will assume leadership of the agency effective November 1, 2015. He will fill the role vacated by Martin Livingston, who directed the organization for the last ten years. Livingston resigned in July to focus on family responsibilities.

    Wilson comes to GCRA from the position of Executive Director of the Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency, Inc., (SRCAA) in Salisbury, NC, where he has served since 2011. Immediately prior to his work with SRCAA, Wilson headed operations and planning as the executive vice president for Builders of Hope in Raleigh, NC. He began his career as the Housing Director for the City of Charlotte, NC, serving in that capacity for 12 years. Wilson earned a bachelor of business administration degree from Western New England University. He is also certified in Public Housing Management (PHM).

    “The GCRA Board went through a very extensive search process and Stan was one of two finalists," explained GCRA Board Chairman, David Doser. "During our interviews with him we were impressed with his evenhanded approach to management; his experience working with community partners; and his extensive knowledge of the work required of GCRA."

    The new Executive Director is eagerly anticipating the start of his important work in Greenville County. "I am excited about joining GCRA and having the opportunity to build on the tradition of excellence that has been established at the organization," said Wilson.

    "With Stan's knowledge and experience regarding HUD programs we believe that under his leadership GCRA will continue to be one of the most outstanding Community Development agencies in the Southeast," stated Doser. "We will remain focused on residential single-family and multifamily development, redevelopment and infill housing in GCRA’s neighborhoods, and seeking grants to help expand the organization’s impact throughout Greenville County."

    About GCRA
    GCRA’s mission is to improve the quality of life for low- and moderate-income citizens of Greenville County by administering Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds and developing community partnerships. GCRA takes a comprehensive approach to community revitalization by building new homes, rehabilitating existing homes, and strengthening the infrastructures of the communities, as well as providing credit and homeownership education programs. GCRA works throughout Greenville County, including Fountain Inn, Greer, Mauldin, Simpsonville and Travelers Rest. For more information about GCRA visit www.gcra-sc.org.

     

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    GCRA Announces Leadership Transition

    Greenville, S.C. (May 18, 2015) – The Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA) announces the departure of Martin Livingston, the organization’s executive director, on July 31. Livingston has chosen to take time from his career to focus on some important family responsibilities. “While we are sad to see Martin leave, we wish him the best in all his future endeavors,” shared GCRA Board Chairman, David Doser.

    “We, at GCRA, hope the community will join us in thanking and recognizing, Martin for his exceptional leadership. Over the past ten years, Martin has been instrumental in guiding our organization toward its mission of improving the quality of life for the citizens of Greenville County through the implementation of innovative community development and revitalization strategies,” added Doser.

    Under Livingston’s leadership, GCRA has consistently been recognized as one of the top community development organizations in South Carolina. Some of the most recent accolades include the following:

    • 2012 South Carolina Community Development Association
      Eagle Award
    • 2010 Greater Greenville Association of Realtors
      Revitalization Award – Brutontown Community
    • 2009 National Association of County Community and Economic Development
      Affordable Housing Award


    GCRA will begin a nationwide search for a new leader as it moves forward with a bright future. It will continue to focus on residential single-family and multifamily development, redevelopment and infill housing in GCRA’s neighborhoods, and seeking grants to help expand the organization’s impact throughout Greenville County.

    For more information please contact David Doser at 864-235-2518 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

    About GCRA

    GCRA’s mission is to improve the quality of life for low- and moderate-income citizens of Greenville County by administering Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds and developing community partnerships. GCRA takes a comprehensive approach to community revitalization by building new homes, rehabilitating existing homes, and strengthening the infrastructures of the communities, as well as providing credit and homeownership education programs. GCRA works throughout Greenville County, including Fountain Inn, Greer, Mauldin, Simpsonville and Travelers Rest. For more information about GCRA visit www.gcra-sc.org.

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    Community Posters

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    Check out our community posters, showcasing houses and landmarks in each historic neighborhood.

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    Photos

    • New Construction: Preview a selection of GCRA’s newly constructed homes, featuring various floor plans and beautiful landscaping.
    • Repair Projects: Before and after photos of repairs to houses.