Becoming a Homeowner

Becoming a homeowner can be overwhelming, especially for a first time homebuyer who often has a tight budget. Whether you’re looking at your first home as an investment or you never thought owning a home might be possible, GCRA provides affordable homes and low-interest financing options that help make this dream become reality.

  • Become Qualified: The first step is to attend a Homebuyer Education class administered by the Greenville County Human Relations Commission.
  • Find Your Home: Homes that are available through GCRA are listed through local realtors.  Click here for a list of available homes and the listing agent.
  • Become a Homeowner: These realtors will take you through the home buying process step-by-step and will communicate with lenders and attorneys, make sure documents are easy to understand and accompany you to your closing appointment.

The GCRA Difference

GCRA’s communities are designed to promote a sense of community that all can enjoy. Homeowners find many benefits to being a member of a GCRA community and living in one of GCRA’s new homes. With certified energy efficient construction, homeowners should have lower utility bills. Because most of GCRA’s homes are brand new, homeowners often have lower maintenance costs in a new home than in previously owned homes.  Homeowners enjoy generously sized yards, which are especially great for families with children. GCRA’s long-standing partnerships with local utility companies allow for beautification and public works projects such as improving lighting, streets, sidewalks, drainage, sewers and parks, which maintain a safe and beautiful environment for all residents to enjoy. Many of the neighborhoods even have community centers offering activities and programs for senior adults and children.

Featured Home

9 Lipscombe Drive, Travelers Rest

3BR/2BA, 1,218 sq. ft. home in the City of Travelers Rest, priced at $130,000.


  • New Construction: Preview a selection of GCRA’s newly constructed homes, featuring various floor plans and beautiful landscaping.
  • Rehab Projects: GCRA works closely with homeowners to provide home improvements. View some of the before and after photos.