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Improving the Lives of Greenville County Residents

For Over 40 Years

Established in 1974, the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA) works to holistically improve and revitalize homes and communities in Greenville County. We focus on providing affordable housing, building safe, accessible neighborhoods, and offering grant and loan programs for businesses. Through community partnerships and administering funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), GCRA works to build a better quality of life for the citizens of Greenville County.

Vision: Advancing the futures of Greenville County Citizens

Mission Statement: Secure resources and educate stakeholders to meet the needs of Greenville County citizens through affordable housing.

Mantra: Building Better Futures

Values: Communication, Creativity, Integrity, Respect

Notice of COVID-19 Funding Availability
FUNDING FOR SERVICES
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG- CV)
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV)

The Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA) announces the availability of funding applications for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) for Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant. The funding will be used to respond to the impacts of COVID-19 in Greenville County. GCRA requests non-profit organizations that provide targeted services, particularly those that address rental assistance, mortgage assistance, medical protective and testing assistance, and food and nutrition assistance to apply for funding.

Both the CDBG and ESG CARES Act applications are available electronically by contacting GCRA Office at caresapp@gcra-sc.org. Application information virtual session will be conducted on Monday, May 18th at 10:30 am via Zoom meeting. Application deadline is May 21, 2020, at 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Applications must be sent electronically to the email address stated above. For questions, please contact Imma Nwobodu at (864) 242-9801, ext. 115, or by email at inwobodu@gcra-sc.org. Responses received after the deadline will NOT be considered.

COVID-19 Responses Presentation
ESG COVID-19 Funding Application
CDBG COVID-19 Funding Application

Long-Range and Annual Plans


Consolidated Plan for Fiscal Year 2020-2024

Every five years, Greenville County prepares a Consolidated Plan for federally funded housing and community development programs.  The current planning process will cover activities from July 2020 to June 2024.  Please see information below regarding a kickoff meeting on January 30, 2020 to begin the process, as well as a timeline for citizen participation and approval.  Any Greenville County citizen can provide input for the Consolidated Plan by completing a survey at this link.

GCRA has prepared a draft summary of the Greenville County Consolidated Plan. This outlines the identified needs for Greenville County, the goals and objectives for the next five years, the Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Action Plan, and an amendment to the FY 2019 Annual Action Plan to include the COVID-19 funding allocation on Emergency Solutions Grant and Community Development Block Grant allocated to Greenville County.

Plan Consolidado para el Año Fiscal 2020-2024

Cada cinco años, el Condado de Greenville prepara un Plan Consolidado para programas de vivienda y desarrollo comunitario financiados por el gobierno federal. El proceso de planificación actual cubrirá las actividades desde julio de 2020 hasta junio de 2024. Consulte la información a continuación sobre una reunión de inicio el 30 de enero de 2020 para comenzar el proceso, así como un calendario para la participación y aprobación de los ciudadanos. Cualquier ciudadano del Condado de Greenville puede proporcionar información para el Plan Consolidado completando una encuesta en este enlace web.

GCRA ha preparado un resumen preliminar del Plan Consolidado del Condado de Greenville. Esto describe las necesidades identificadas para el Condado de Greenville, las metas y objetivos para los próximos cinco años, el Plan de Acción Anual del Año Fiscal 2020 y una enmienda al Plan de Acción Anual del Año Fiscal 2019 para incluir la asignación de fondos COVID-19 en la Subvención de Soluciones de Emergencia y la Subvención de Desarrollo Comunitario asignada al  Condado de Greenville.

Kickoff Meeting Presentation
Timeline
Consolidated Plan
Draft Summary

Consolidated Plan 2015-2019

The current five-year Consolidated Plan covers activities from July 2015 to June 2020. In the Plan, GCRA describes needs for improved, affordable housing and shelter for homeless persons, public facilities, services, and infrastructure.

The County’s Consolidated Plan covers the cities of Fountain Inn, Greer, Mauldin, Simpsonville, and Travelers Rest, as well as all unincorporated areas of Greenville County. The City of Greenville prepares its own Consolidated Plan independently.

2015-2019 CONSOLIDATED PLAN

Other Resources

In addition to the Consolidated Plan, GCRA also prepares Annual Action Plans (AAP) and a Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER).

2019 AAP
2018 AAP
2018 CAPER

FY 2018 CAPER Draft Summary

GCRA has prepared a draft summary of the organization’s achievements identified in the 2018 CAPER.

NOTICE: To prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, effective March 25, 2020, the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority administrative office is closed to the public. GCRA employees continue to work their normal office hours answering calls and processing service requests. (For more information please call our main number.)
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