History

Helping Famlies Build Strength, Stability and Independence for Over 30 Years

Timeline

1985       Habitat Greenville founded in meeting at First Presbyterian Church, as the 85th U.S. Habitat for Humanity affiliate

 

1987       First new home build, with partner, Christ Church Episcopal
               Began first development, Verner Springs, containing 56 homes

 

1993       First staff hired

 

1994       Habitat ReStore opened near downtown Greenville

 

1997       Began construction of Victoria Heights development of 41 homes

 

1998       Began construction of Saluda Bluffs development of 60+ homes

 

1999       Building “Blitz:” Demolition of poverty housing in West Greenville and construction
                             of 8 homes by local builders and Habitat volunteers

 

2010       Began Abigail Springs development of 32 affordable homes in partnership with Homes of Hope
               Second Habitat ReStore opened in Greer

 

2012       Celebration of 300th home build, with partner, Greenville Health System

 

2013       Third Habitat ReStore opened in Simpsonville 
               Launched signature event, “No Place Like Home” – A Ruby Slipper Event

 

2014       First Homeownership Impact Study carried out. Results demonstrate many positive changes for families as a result of Habitat homeownership         

                Habitat Greenville receives SC Housing Award from the SC Housing Authority

 

2015       Habitat Greenville receives the SC Association of Nonprofit Organization's (SCANPO) Nonprofit Excellence Award recognizing exemplary governance and management 

               Habitat Greenville receives Greenville Chamber's 2015 Max Heller Neighborhood Improvement Award for Abigail Springs development 

               Habitat Greenville celebrates 30th anniversary and construction of our 330th home, completing construction in Abigail Springs

 

2017       Habitat Greenville named 2017 EarthCraft Builder of the Year by Southface and the Greater Atlanta Homebuilder’s Association