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History

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

1988: Habitat Greenville began partnering with local churches

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