Construction.
Connection.
Community.

Formerly known as Neighborhood Housing Corporation, Beyond Housing is one of the oldest affordable housing non-profit organizations in Greenville County.

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A Fresh Approach

Amidst everything that has happened in 2020, we felt that it was the right time for an organizational rebirth. While we’ve been around for over 30 years and have created almost 200 homeownership opportunities, we felt we were missing something. We felt we needed to do more. COVID-19 made that even more clear. In the last year, we revamped our mission, vision, and strategic direction. After a lot of work behind the scenes, we are thrilled to reveal our new name as Beyond Housing and our added emphasis on community development. 
 
Over the years, we have come to realize that building and renovating homes is simply not enough. Housing, while an important aspect of well-being, is just one aspect of a thriving community. Access to grocery stores, transportation, quality education, and recreational spaces are some of the many other components that are necessary for a high quality of life. Going forward, we will continue to create affordable homeownership and rental opportunities, but we will not stop there. We are committed to going beyond; to working side-by-side with residents to set and achieve goals that they have for their communities. 
 
Our vision is equitable and vibrant communities where all residents are equipped to prosper and achieve their full potential. Join us in this endeavor to create a better Greenville for all!

Homeownership Opportunity

Are you interested in owning your home? We are currently taking applications for homeownership in Greenville County! We are building three new homes located at 215, 217, and 219 Stratford Road. Each home will have 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a 1-car garage totaling 1,300 square feet. To qualify, applicants must not exceed the maximum household income listed below and be able to obtain mortgage financing through a lender of their choice. To apply or for more information, please call our office at 864-631-2041.

Household Size

Maximum Household Income

1

$62,950

2

$71,950

3

$80,950

4

$89,900

5

$97,100

6

$104,300

7

$111,500

8

$118,700

Rental Opportunity

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Are you searching for an affordable rental within the City of Greenville? We are renovating an existing home in the Nicholtown neighborhood and will be renting it to a qualified tenant in early 2021. The home will feature 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. To qualify, applicants must not exceed the maximum household income listed below and meet our property manager’s criteria such as minimum income and background check. We also have 15 other rental units, which are listed as they become available. To inquire about our application process or for more information, please call our office at 864-631-2041.

Household Size

Maximum Household Income

1

$40,150

2

$45,900

3

$51,650

4

$57,350

5

$61,950

6

$66,550

7

$71,150

8

$75,750

Our History

Congress created the Community Development Block Grant Program and in 1975 Greenville County received its first CDBG grant to be administered by the newly created Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA). Through GCRA, work began in the first target neighborhood, Brutontown. These CDBG funds could be used for clearance of slums and blight, public works improvements, community projects, and housing rehabilitation, but they could not be used for new housing construction.

NHC is the oldest non-profit provider of affordable housing in Greenville County, and as such, has long been a leader and paved the way for other similar organizations in our County.

This limitation proved to be a real problem as GCRA worked to revitalize Brutontown. So it devised a plan to buy houses that had been displaced by highways or other reasons, move them to purchased lots, rehabilitate them, then sell them to low and moderate income homeowners.

Our Timeline

1974

1974

Congress created the Community Development Block Grant Program

1975

1975

Development Block Grant Program Greenville County received its first CDBG grant to be administered by the newly created Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA).

1980

1980s

Supply of available houses soon dried up

1989

1989

Neighborhood Housing Corporation of Greenville, Inc. is founded as a tax-exempt non-profit corporation funded with CDBG community projects money which would obtain property and construct new affordable houses in GCRA target neighborhoods.

1990

1990

The NHC and the GCRA determined that in order to avoid HUD criticism and conflicts of interest, the corporation must develop a truly independent Board and staff.

1991

1991

Congress created the HOME Partnership program which provided grants to current CDBG recipients for new construction and set aside fifteen percent of its funds to be given to community non-profits called CHDOs (Community Housing Development Organizations), if they met certain requirements. The NHC Board worked to meet those requirements and became GCRA’s primary CHDO. With these funds, it could also hire a small staff.

2020

Today

Most recently, NHC has begun providing homes for rent and has partnered with GCRA in the target neighborhoods of Brutontown for senior rental homes and Poe Mill for single family rental residences.

Our Partners

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Seize the opportunity to impact the lives of individuals and families devastated by a difficult housing market. It’s through your generosity that we create such powerful change.

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