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80th Anniversary Celebration
TGHA celebrated its 80th Anniversary with an exciting program that included historical displays and special messages from State Representative Chandra Dillard, Mayor Knox White, U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development Director Denise Cleveland-Leggett and a keynote address delivered by Adrianne Todman, President & CEO of the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials.
COMP (Communities of Opportunity Mural Program) - PHASE I
Community of Opportunities Mural Program (COMP) is a free program offered to Residents of TGHA properties. Its purpose is to create works of Public Art to be enjoyed by the residents and the City of Greenville as a whole. Public art provides a tool for economic revitalization and creates community identity. It helps shape the quality of life for people in a community by offering a form of expression that embodies a community’s spirit. It represents a sense of community pride and brings people together. Moreover, public art attracts people to a community who bring a broad array of talents and experiences, further enriching it. How did you fund COMP? On September 28, 2017, TGHA received approval from the City of Greenville’s Arts in Public Places Commission to implement the Community of Opportunities Mural Program. In March of 2018, we applied for and received a grant from the Arts in Public Places Commission in the amount of $9,000 to cover some of the cost of implementation. The remaining program costs are covered by TGHA. Who came up with the conceptual design for the dumpster enclosure? The mural concepts for each dumpster enclosure was shaped through design charettes with former and current residents of the Gallery at West Greenville. Free art classes were held at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts and taught by Adam C. Schrimmer of the Blank Canvas Mural Company. In addition, neighborhood meetings continue to be held with current residents at the Gallery at West Greenville Club House to complete the designs for the two remaining dumpster enclosures on the Gallery at West Greenville's campus.
COMP (Communities of Opportunity Mural Program) - PHASE II
Honoring Local Living Legends.
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - - Charleston Place Apartments is a 3-story, 40-unit apartment building offering one-bedroom units with approximately 700 square feet of living space and extensive amenities. Unites are restricted to elderly tenants ages 62 and older who have incomes at or below 60% of the area median income.
ELLA MAE LOGAN PARK
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - - Ella Mae Logan Park is located at the intersection of Howe and Francis in Greenville, South Carolina. The park has a large playground and an area for picnics. It is easily accessible by nearby TGHA developments: Preserve at Logan Park (formerly Garden Apartments) and the area formerly known as Scott Towers (development begins in 2017).
FURMAN UNIVERSITY'S OLLI CLASS
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - - TGHA participates in Furman University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in a discussion about Affordable Housing in Greenville.
GALLERY AT WEST GREENVILLE
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - - Gallery at West Greenville, located at 81 South Textile in Greenville, South Carolina is currently under construction in the former Westview community. It will contain a total of 66 units, 54 of which will be project-based voucher units. 12 of the units will be LIHTC artist units and will come to be known as the Gallery at West Greenville Studios. The former Westview units and community is under substantial rehabilitation. All underground utilities will be replaced, all new electrical wiring and fixtures, new HVAC, new kitchen and baths, and the addition of one bathroom in all but the one-bedroom units. Washers, dryers, and dishwashers will be provided in all units. New flooring will be installed and/or refinished as well as new windows and doors on all the units. Outside the units new asphalt, concrete, and landscaping will be completed.
GREENVILLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS PARTNERS WITH GALLERY AT WEST GREENVILLE
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - - Gallery at West Greenville Art Studios was conceived based on best practices in affordable artist housing as documented by Artspace Projects, Inc., a lead developer of over 35 completed projects that provide affordable living and workspace for low income artists throughout the country. Partnering with the Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA), TGHA created a committee to define criteria for 12 artists to be selected as residents of this development. Each one-bedroom unit includes an art studio. The artist residents selected will create art for public display throughout Greenville & in GCCA.
GREENVILLE CHAMBER 128th ANNUAL MEETING - 2017
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - - The annual meeting is the largest business meeting in South Carolina, joining together around 1,300 South Carolina business and community leaders from throughout the Upstate!
HANDS ON GREENVILLE (HOG Day) - 2017
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - - PROJECT HOST uses food as a tool to feed the hungry and train the unemployed!
HANDS ON GREENVILLE (HOG Day) - 2018
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - - TGHA provides volunteer services to the Salvation Army of Greenville County!
HARBOR AT WEST GREENVILLE
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - - Harbor at West Greenville is located at 430 Perry Avenue, Greenville, SC. The Harbor at West Greenville is currently undergoing comprehensive renovation of 57 row houses. The substantial renovation is part of a $23 million dollar bond deal that will provide spacious and modern apartments in a secure environment. The Harbor at West Greenville is conveniently located close to downtown and near the Pendleton Arts District in the West Greenville Neighborhood and will assure long term affordability for low and moderate income seniors in our community. TGHA is extremely grateful to all our private and public partners that have made this development possible including:Douglas, Schaumber and Tapestry Development; the West Greenville Neighborhood Association; the City of Greenville; the US Department of Housing and Urban Development; the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority; and Boston Financial Management.
HARBOR AT WEST GREENVILLE - Resident Services Office
TGHA's Resident Services staff are located at the Harbor at West Greenville. Resident Services staff oversee the Family Self-Sufficiency Program.
HERITAGE AT SLIDING ROCK - Exercise Room
The Rex Williams Wellness Grant is a one-time grant sponsored by CAHEC, that provided funding toward up-fitting a wellness room with commercial-grade exercise equipment compatible for use by senior citizens.
HERITAGE AT SLIDING ROCK - OPEN HOUSE
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - - Heritage at Sliding Rock Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on October 16, 2017.
HERITAGE AT SLIDING ROCK
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - - Heritage at Sliding Rock, located at 125 Ramsey Drive, Greenville, SC is a 60 unit affordable housing community for seniors ages 62 an older. The three story building will include 42 one-bedroom and 6 two-bedroom apartments. It will also offer 12 two-bedroom cottages. Heritage at Sliding Rock is part of an on-going master plan for the Jesse Jackson Townhome Revitalization Project. In 2004 the Housing Authority of the City of Greenville received a $20 million United States Department of Housing & Urban Development HOPE VI grant, which allowed it to develop Heritage Commons. The Revitalization Plan included the development of 532 rental units and 26 single-family homes. Currently there are 472 rental units and approximately 6 acres of vacant land. Heritage at Sliding Rock will increase the rental unit portfolio from 472 to 532.
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - - TGHA is proud to showcase the families who have purchased homes through the assistance of our Family Self-Sufficiency Program.
HOUSE KEEPING MENTOR
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - - Crystal Corbin, a Heritage Community resident and newly-married mother of three, serves as a Housekeeping Mentor for TGHA. Crystal earned this newly created position when she expressed a desire to start her own housekeeping business. Her FSS coordinator, Ms. Newkirk, recognized the potential in Crystal and recommended her to mentor other TGHA residents in housekeeping. Crystal’s position as a TGHA Housekeeping Mentor allows her to work toward her goals of financial self-sufficiency while helping others succeed as well.
MANOR AT WEST GREENVILLE
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - - Manor at West Greenville is located at 11 Manning Street, Greenville, SC on 3.53 acres of existing vacant land at the Brookhaven Public Housing site. It is a single three story mid-rise elevator building. It includes 42 one-bedrooms and 13 two-bedroom units. Amenities include a community room and kitchen; computer room; library; card room; fitness center and health and beauty center. There is also an on-site management office, 55 parking spaces (1/1) and walking paths that provide access to the West Greenville Community Center and the Community Building for Phase II of the Brookhaven redevelopment project.
MANOR AT WEST GREENVILLE - RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - - The Greenville Housing Authority held the Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Manor at West Greenville on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. The Manor at West Greenville is the first of three developments that honors the commitment of The Greenville Housing Authority to replace all affordable senior housing units lost as the result of the implosion of the former Scott Towers Public Housing Community. The Manor at West Greenville is a newly constructed, 55-unit, $7.2 million dollar community that will provide spacious and modern apartments in a secure environment. The Manor is conveniently located close to downtown in the West Greenville Neighborhood and will assure long term affordability for low and moderate income seniors in our community. TGHA is extremely grateful to all our private and public partners that have made this development possible including: Douglas, Schaumber and Tapestry Development; the West Greenville Neighborhood Association; the City of Greenville; the US Department of Housing and Urban Development; the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority; and Boston Financial Investment Management.
MANOR AT WEST GREENVILLE - GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - - Manor at West Greenville Ground Breaking Ceremony was held on June 22, 2015.
NIGHT OF EMPOWERMENT - 2017 FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY GRADUATES
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - - TGHA's 2017 Night of Empowerment honored individuals who've successfully completed their self-sufficiency goals and recognized those who have made significant gains. The honorees and guest enjoyed a fashion show sponsored by Suzanne Duffey, Beauty Consultant at Stein Greenville and motivational words of encourage by guest speaker Annie Broughton, Pastor of A Sherphard's Heart Ministry.
NIGHT OF EMPOWERMENT - 2016 FSS GRADUATES
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - - TGHA's Night of Empowerment highlights the successes of the Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) graduates. This program helps participating families and/or individuals to find jobs, increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for rental and/or welfare assistance, and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency.
POPPIN URBAN ART AND MORE
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - - Manor at West Greenville residents create beautiful masterpieces of art with Jacqueline Jackson Pearson, Artist/Owner of "Poppin" Urban Art and More
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - -Single Family Homes are properties that TGHA has available throughout the city and county of Greenville as standalone units for our residents. The Single Family Homes rental portfolio consists of 109 two, three and four bedroom units with varying floor plans and amenities. In the fall of 2015, TGHA began comprehensive renovation plans on all of its single family homes. As homes are renovated they will be made available to individuals on the single family homes waiting list. Income restrictions apply on all single family homes. Rental assistance will be made available to qualifying families.
SOTERIA - RETURNING CITIZENS RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - - TGHA partners with Soteria to provide rental assistance to reentry individuals and families.
TGHA READING CENTER
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - -TGHA currently houses 643 pre-school aged children. In preparing youth for pre-school, the Women in Ford Credit (WFC) donated books & purchased furniture to create a library for pre-school and middle school children who are residents in TGHA properties. The library currently contains over 400 books of which 150 were received by the Library of Congress Books Surplus program. WFC also hosts a back to school drive every summer, just before school begins to provide book bags and school supplies to the resident children of TGHA.
UNITED WAY AWARDS LUNCHEON- 2015
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - -TGHA received several Awards for its 2015 United Way Campaign! The awards included: 2015 Bar; Chairman's Award; Campaign Award for Advancement for a 25% or more increase in participation; Campaign Award for Advancement for a 25% or more increase in dollars.
UNITED WAY AWARDS LUNCHEON - 2016
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - -TGHA received an Award of Excellance for its 2016 United Way Campaign!
VETERAN UPSTATE STANDDOWN - 2017
[Click Here to View More Photos] - - -On an annual basis TGHA participates in the Upstate Stand Down. The original Stand Down for homeless veterans was modeled after the Stand Down concept used during the Vietnam War to provide a safe retreat for units returning from combat operations. At secure base camp areas, troops were able to take care of personal hygiene, get clean uniforms, enjoy warm meals, receive medical and dental care, mail and receive letters, and enjoy the camaraderie of friends in a safe environment. Stand Down afforded battle-weary soldiers the opportunity to renew their spirit, health and overall sense of well-being. Although flawless counts are impossible to come by – the transient nature of homeless populations presents a major difficulty – the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 39,471 veterans are homeless on any given night. Approximately 12,700 veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation New Dawn (OND) were homeless in 2010. The number of young homeless veterans is increasing, but only constitutes 8.8% of the overall homeless veteran population. Since 1987, VA’s programs for homeless veterans have emphasized collaboration with community service providers to help expand services to more veterans in crisis. This partnership is credited with reducing the number of homeless veterans on any given day by nearly 25% over the last six years. The purpose of the Stand Down for homeless veterans, and achieving those objectives requires a wide range of support services and time. The program is successful because it brings these services to one location, making them more accessible to homeless veterans.