Formerly known as Neighborhood Housing Corporation, Beyond Housing is one of the oldest affordable housing non-profit organizations in Greenville County.
A Fresh Approach
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.
Maximum Household Income
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.
Maximum Household Income
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.
Congress created the Community Development Block Grant Program
Development Block Grant Program Greenville County received its first CDBG grant to be administered by the newly created Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA).
Supply of available houses soon dried up
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.
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.
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.
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.
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