History

30 Years of Transformational Change for Families

Timeline

1985       Habitat Greenville founded in meeting at First Presbyterian Church, as the 85th US 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       First Habitat ReStore opened in 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 Organizations’ (SCANPO) 
                       Nonprofit Excellence Award recognizing exemplary governance and management 

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

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