The Post and Courier (Greenville) has published an article about funding that has been allocated for affordable housing in Greenville County, and how much more is needed to meet the need for affordable housing units.
“Over the past five years, Greenville County dedicated $1 million each year to affordable housing. The agreement’s timeline has expired and affordable housing advocates within the county are pushing for far greater funding.
Some Greenville County Council members say they recognize more urgency now to provide lower-cost housing options for residents who earn less than an average income.
Now, as the county’s administrative team prepares its budget for the next two years, officials are grappling with just how much the county can afford to dedicate from tax revenues to ensure more affordable housing units can be built in the years ahead.
This comes as County Administrator Joe Kernell has said he will present a budget this year that includes a property tax increase for the first time in 28 years…”
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