Habitat Greenville builds in all areas of Greenville County—Greenville, Greer, Travelers Rest, Taylors, Berea, Simpsonville and Fountain Inn. Approximately 10-12 families are served annually in our homebuilding and home rehabilitation program. An additional 15-18 families receive weatherization services for their owned home in our collaborative program with Furman’s Shi Center for Sustainability.
Each home build is managed by an staff construction superintendent. Volunteers who work on Habitat homes are led by members of our Quality Assurance Team and skilled task leaders. Electrical, plumbing, drywall, HVAC, cabinet and flooring installation, and concrete work are contracted. Habitat homes meet high construction standards and are Energy-Star and National Association of Home Builders ICC-700 certified. All homes undergo thorough inspections, just as any other home built in Greenville County. The result is attractive, well-constructed, and affordable homes and communities that transform the lives of families with low income.
Habitat Builds with Neighborhood Initiative Program to Revitalize Greenville Neighborhoods
The Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP) is designed to stabilize property values and prevent future foreclosures for existing property owners in strategically targeted areas through the removal of blighted structures and greening.
NIP assists communities by acting as a catalyst to stimulate redevelopment and revitalization in areas suffering from blight and decline, stabilizing values and assisting in the the preservation of existing neighborhoods. NIP is a joint venture of the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority and the SC Housing Corporation (SCHC), a not-for-profit corporation. NIP is made possible by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County, in partnership with the City of Greenville and the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority, is approved to secure properties in special emphasis neighborhoods throughout the City and County. Specifically, Habitat was awarded a total of of $565,498 to help revitalize the neighborhoods of Greater Sullivan, Judson, Sterling and West Greenville by removing blighted properties and creating opportunities for affordable housing. Funding must be expended by June 30, 2017. Read the article in GSA Business.