Affordable Housing Tour
Greenville is at the forefront of creative approaches to increasing affordable housing. Gentrification can be powerful, so communities across our state and around the country are developing superb housing to diversify the choices available for households of different age, size, and income….”The Missing Middle.”
Two such projects in Greenville’s historic Sterling neighborhood are featured on this tour. We’ll hear Monroe Free of Habitat for Humanity Greenville and Don Oglesby of Homes of Hope showcase “Joshua’s Way,” an affordable development that is a prime example of building a bridges between non-profits, the faith community, government, businesses, neighborhood associations and philanthropy to create a solution for the affordable housing crisis in Greenville.
The housing development partners include Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County, Homes of Hope, the City of Greenville, Christ Church, Sterling Neighborhood Association and several local foundations. The development will have six homeownership units and seven rental units. James Thompson, a board member of the Sterling Land Trust, will demonstrate how his neighborhood association is amplifying the voices of community leaders and other stakeholders to promote neighborhood sustainability, grassroots organizing, and the development of commercial and residential real estate. We’ll see an example of how Sterling Land Trust is revitalizing the neighborhood by beginning small-scale urban farming and acquiring properties to redevelop.
Both of these projects exemplify the best of how public and private partners can come together to reimagine housing and urban landscapes with ingenuity and creativity!
For site tour transportation, meet outside the font entrance of the hotel on Beattie Place promptly at 2:45. Look for signs for each tour.