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TGHA Celebrates 80 Years “Building Communities of Opportunity” at Clemson ONE Center


Greenville, SC – On Aug. 23, 1938, as families struggled during the Great Depression, the Greenville City Council introduced a resolution declaring the need for a housing authority. The resolution, signed by Mayor C. F. McCullough, was approved by the City Council and The Housing Authority of the City of Greenville, SC (TGHA) was immediately formed.  

The establishment of TGHA paved the way for securing low-cost federal housing for the city, which significantly improved conditions for many Greenville residents living in extreme poverty.

Since its creation 80 years ago, TGHA has continually worked to provide affordable, safe housing for people with low and moderate incomes in the City of Greenville and throughout Greenville county.

On Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, TGHA’s 80-year commitment to the City of Greenville and its residents will be celebrated during a special anniversary event. The 80th anniversary celebration will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Clemson ONE Center (fifth floor in the ONE complex located at 1 North Main Street) in downtown Greenville.

The event will showcase TGHA’s positive impact on the Greenville community, from its founding in 1938 to its present-day achievements.

The celebration will begin with a reception from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment by a jazz ensemble. Exhibits illustrating significant accomplishments from TGHA’s 80-year history will be on display.  

The reception hour will be followed by the anniversary program with special messages from local dignitaries, members of the TGHA Board of Commissioners and Executive Leadership Team. The keynote address will be delivered by Adrianne Todman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). NAHRO is a membership organization comprised of almost 20,000 housing and community development agencies and professionals from throughout the United States.

“We look forward to celebrating this historic milestone with the Greenville community. As we prepare for this event, we’re reminded of the great strides TGHA has accomplished during the last 80 years. From an initial development with 88 units in the early 1940s, we’ve grown to serve approximately 7,000+ residents throughout Greenville County in our Rental Assistance and Housing Affordability Programs,” stated TGHA Executive Director, Ivory Mathews. 

RSVP for TGHA’s 80th Anniversary Celebration by phoning 864-467-4250 or emailing Corporate event sponsorship opportunities are available. For event sponsorship applications and additional event details, visit: or phone Renee Allspach at 864-467-3083.

The Housing Authority of the City of Greenville has provided housing assistance for people with low and moderate incomes, since 1938. TGHA provides housing assistance for families, elderly, veterans and disabled individuals through a variety of programs including Public Housing, Housing Choice Vouchers, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Rental Assistance Demonstration, and Homeownership. For more information on housing assistance, contact The Greenville Housing Authority at 122 Edinburgh Ct., Greenville, SC 29607 or phone (864) 467-4250 or toll-free (844) 411-8442. TGHA offices are open Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 5:00pm EST or visit online at


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Council Sets Up Housing Authority newspaper article 
 Article from the Wednesday, August 24, 1938, edition of The Greenville News announcing establishment of The Housing Authority of the City of Greenville by City Council.  


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