Annual Report

 
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Through Shelter We Empower

The year past brought challenges unlike any we have ever faced-for everyone. Habitat had to learn new ways of doing what we had been doing for years. Limited volunteers. Labor shortages. Lumber prices increased of over 200%. But we found a way to continue to fulfill our mission. 7 new homes completed and 10 more started*. 45 home repairs. When I say “we” I mean we. Our staff and board were faithful through it all but so were you. You gave financially. You volunteered when you were able. You donated items to our ReStore. $232,847 donations to our Restore last year. Together we built strength, stability and self reliance in families in Greenville. We found a way.

One of the things that became clear through the pandemic was that affordable housing and affordable homeownership in particular was more important than ever. Families needed a home they could afford even when challenges came their way. Families needed safety and security to face a world that threw challenges their way daily. The urgency of our mission has never been so evident.

The good news is that Habitat learned some things though the pandemic. We learned new ways, better ways and now we are positioned to achieve more and to do our jobs even better. The innovation that was necessary through the pandemic will lead to us doing more and being more effective.

*In 2021 Calendar Year.

 
 
 
 

The Habitat Way

 

Our Advocacy Efforts

Habitat for Humanity defines advocacy as changing policies and systems to eliminate barriers to adequate, affordable housing. Our vision is to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat advocacy initiatives include engagement on the local, state, and national levels. In partnership with our state-wide organization, affiliates share resources and develop strategies that address the common issues facing our clients.

 

Home Preservation Program

Habitat Greenville believes that every family should have the opportunity to maintain and preserve their home affordably. We know that many situations can create barriers to keeping up with repairs, including unexpected life events or even loss of income. Our Home Repair and Weatherization program provides health and safety repairs to help Greenville residents maintain a safe and stable home. This work includes weatherization and critical repairs such as HVAC replacement, roof repairs, and ADA accessibility upgrades to preserve homes and revitalize neighborhoods. This Program primarily serves owner-occupied homes of low-income families, senior citizens, veterans, and persons with disability.

 

Neighborhood Revitalization

Habitat's Neighborhood Revitalization Program promotes community involvement by partnering with residents, community leaders, and organizations to best address the community concerns and support the aspirations of the neighborhood.

Our Neighborhood Revitalization focus is specific to that individual neighborhood, training resident leaders to manage and spearhead the collaborative efforts for a holistic revitalization.

 
 
 
 

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Home improvement stores and donation centers selling new and gently used furniture, appliances, home goods, building materials and more

 
 
 
 
 

Habitat Greenville's Women Build project recruits, trains and empowers women to make a difference
in their community by building safe, energy-efficient and affordable homes. This isn’t just about building a house – it’s about energizing an entire community and generations that follow. Come join Women Build volunteers from all walks of life in creating strength, stability, and hope. No experience in construction is necessary.

See how you can get involved below through sponsorships or team fundraising!

 
 

2021 PARTICIPATING CEO's

AFL, Jody Gallagher, President & CEO

ABB Motors and Mechanical, Roger Costa, President

AVX, Jeff Schmersal, COO

BMW Manufacturing, Knudt Flor, President & CEO

Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Beth Paul, General Manager

Bright & Co, Jennifer Sutton, CEO

Carolina Foothills FCU, Scott Weaver, President & CEO

Coldwell Banker Caine, Stephen Edgerton, President & CEO

Community Foundation of Greenville, Bob Morris, President

Corley Plumbing Air Electric, Chris Corley, Owner

Ethox Chemicals, LLC, Phil Howard, VP Operations

Find Great People, John Uprichard, CEO

Fluor, Annette Allen, Senior Vice President, Global Execution & Greenville General Manager

Greater Greenville Association of Realtors, Nick Sabatine, CEO

Greenville County Redevelopment Authority, John Castile, Executive Director

Greenville Maintenance Services, Tommy Jenkins, President

Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Todd Mackin, President

Greenville Technical College, Dr. Keith Miller, President

Home Builders Association, Taylor Lyles, Executive Vice President

Jordan Construction Company, James Jordan, President

Kirsten Zinkann Realty- Keller Williams, Kirsten Zinkann, Real Estate Agent

Lee & Associates, Randall Bentley, President

North American Rescue, Matt Cupelli, Director of Product Management and Procurement

Prisma Health, Mark O’Halla, President & CEO

Quality Labor Management, Mark Lang, President & CEO

Renewable Water Resources, Joel Jones, Chief Technical Officer

Spero Financial, Brian McKay, President & CEO

Southern Harmony, LLC, James Covington, Owner

United Way of Greenville County, Meghan Barp, President & CEO

TD Bank, David Lominack, South Carolina Market President

Terminix, Randy Hunter, Region Manager

Ten at the Top, Dean Hybl, Executive Director

The Blood Connection, Delisa English, President & CEO

The Marchant Company, Seabrook Marchant, President

US&S, Rich Hagins, CEO

Wal-Mart Distribution, Rob Rowe, General Manager

Warehouse Services, Inc, M. Jill Cox, CEO

 
 
 
 

We all know that Greenville has a documented affordable housing crisis. GCRA’s ongoing commitment to affordable homeownership supports not only safe, healthy, and affordable homes for Greenville residents, but we know it is a catalyst for building wealth and is proven to result in increased health and education outcomes for children.

GCRA and Community Foundation of Greenville have been partners of Habitat Greenville for most of our history. When Habitat committed to a growth plan of homeownership units and affordable home preservation projects, CGRA and Community Foundation of Greenville support became critical in accomplishing our growth goals.

 

Building New Communities - One Neighborhood at a time

In 2021 to maintain financial stability while increasing efforts to provide affordable and sustainable housing for working families, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County has launched a $2 million Capital Campaign. The campaign raised

· $1.5 million in private corporate and government dollars for the infrastructural groundwork to prepare the Heritage Hills and Woodside Park developments; and

· $500,000 to secure a fund that will allow for expeditious land procurement in the future.

Habitat Greenville was given two pieces of property in the cities of Greenville and Simpsonville, on which the affiliate has started constructing 44 new homes. Both cities require grading the land; installing utilities, water, and sewer lines, making roadways; and creating green space.

 
 
 
 
 

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The day has arrived – our online store is finally live! The prices are great and you never know what you will find. But more than that, all proceeds from ReStore sales support Habitat for Humanity’s mission.

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