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40 DAYS: We Are Counting Down to TGHA’s 80th Anniversary Celebration!


We’re counting down to TGHA’s 80th Anniversary Celebration


80th Anniversary Greenville Housing Authority logo


Thursday, September 27, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Clemson ONE (5th Floor)
1 North Main Street, Greenville SC 29607

We look forward to celebrating this historic milestone with you!

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

Reception: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Program: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm 

Keynote Speaker: Adrianne Todman, President & CEO NAHRO 


Register online at 80th Anniversary Celebration Ticket

Email or Call Renee Allspach at 864.467.3083 

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History Trivia



Fieldcrest Village was the second affordable housing development built by the Greenville Housing Authority. Below are a few historical events capturing the initial development known as Fieldcrest Village (1952), to its renaming in 1989 (Jessie Jackson Townhomes) and to what is known today as the Heritage Community (Charleston Place, Forest View, Clark Ridge Commons, Nicholtown Green and Heritage at Sliding Rock).  


March 19, 1939 |  The Negro Council of Community Development met with L.P. Hollis, Chairman of the Greenville Housing Authority to discuss progress the authority was making toward securing a housing project for Greenville. 

December 31, 1950 | The Greenville Housing Authority purchases 17 acres of land off of Greenacre Road for the future development of Fieldcrest Village.

March 15, 1951 | Daniel Construction Company awarded $2.6 million contract for the construction of 348-unit low-income housing project.

April 1, 1951 | Architectural drawings by Beacham and Associates for the 348 unit development. 

1951 Architectural drawing 

March 14, 1952 | Fieldcrest Village takes applications for African-American Veterans and Servicemen.

June 30, 1952 | The 342 unit multi-family development designated to house African American Veterans and Servicemen opens for occupancy.

November 11, 1952 | The November issue of the “The American City”, includes an article showcasing Fieldcrest Village.

Newspaper - Magazine story cites project

December 8, 1989 | Fieldcrest Village ceremony to rename it as the Jesse Jackson Townhomes. The development was named in honor of Jesse Jackson as it served as Rev. Jackson’s home for six years while growing up in Greenville, SC.   

Newspaper article - apartment complex named for Jackson

May 17, 2005 |   U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development awarded a $20 million HOPE VI Revitalization grant to TGHA for the redevelopment of the Jesse Jackson Townhomes (JJT) public housing community. The grant funds were leveraged with other public and private dollars to develop the new Heritage Community. The City of Greenville donated $3 million, which was designated for infrastructure improvements in the newly developed Heritage Community.

Hope VI Revitalization Grant newspaper

The HOPE VI Revitalization grant partially funded the first five phases of the Heritage Community.

June 30, 2007 | Charleston Place, a 40-unit new construction senior development, partially financed with Low Income Housing Tax Credits.




July 28, 2007 | Evergreen Place, a 168-unit acquisition rehab family development, partially financed with Low Income Housing Tax Credits.

Evergreen Place


December 31, 2008 | Forest View, a 72-unit new construction family development, partially financed with Low Income Housing Tax Credits.


Forest View


July 2, 2009 | Clark Ridge, a 96-unit new construction family development, partially financed with Low Income Housing Tax Credits.


Clark Ridge


July 2, 2009 | Nicholtown Green, a 96-unit new construction family development, partially financed with Low Income Housing Tax Credits. Nicholtown Green was the final development funded in part by the 2004 HOPE VI Award. Future phase are being developed with a variety of public and private sources.

Nicholtown Green


September 13, 2017 | Heritage at Sliding Rock, a 60-unit new construction senior development, financed with Low Income Housing Tax Credits.

Heritage at sliding rock


TBD | TGHA has future plans to build single family for sale units on the vacant property adjacent to the Heritage at Sliding Rock Senior development. 

Single Family Units









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Hollingsworth Funds logo Tax Advantage logo Brooks Jeffrey Marketing logo
Cindi Herrera logo  McMillan logo NHE Property Management Logo
 Bywater Development Group logo  Howell Linkous & Nettles logo  



BB&T bank logo creative Builders logo Nan McKay logo
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   Billings and COmpany logo             CAHEC logo  Apex Environmental Management logo 




          Community Works Inc logo       Greenville Technical College logo   Reedy Property Group logo
shaw-resources logo   L&R Properties   Greenville Water logo



Greenville Branch of the NAACP

Homes of Hope

Rocky Creek Apartments

Schindler Elevator Corporation

Supply Works


Sponsorship Opportunities are available for this historic event. Please consider placing your company in the forefront of support for TGHA and our mission of building communities of opportunity for the residents of Greenville. 80th Anniversary Event sponsorship applications are available at:



Board of Commissioners: Peter Byford, Chairman | Susan McLarty, Vice Chairman | Frettie “Diane” Keller | Jonathan “Jon” Good | Rakenya Lewers | Rachel Kepley | Kirsten Schoettelkotte

Executive Leadership Team:  Ivory N. Mathews, Executive Director | Beth Clark, Deputy Director of Operations | Wanda Gardner, Deputy Director of Development | Tonya Crawley, Deputy Director of Leased Housing

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