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The Post and Courier article — Greenville County needs affordable housing. Developer tax breaks are on the table.

The Post and Courier (Greenville) just published an article about the desperate need for affordable housing units in the Upstate, and a proposal by Greenville County Council to provide tax incentives in exchange for developers setting aside a portion of projects for affordable housing.

As rent and housing prices rise in a booming metro that hasn’t shown signs of slowing, affordable housing advocates say Greenville County needs as many as 20,000 new affordable places for people to live in the next decade.

At the current pace, the county will fall woefully short.

Now, an effort by some on the Greenville County Council is intended to encourage developers to add workforce housing to large commercial projects. A proposed policy would provide tax incentives in exchange for developers setting aside a portion of projects for affordable housing…

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Photo (by Conor Hughes/staff) copyright: The Post and Courier

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