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TGHA Hosts 80th Anniversary Celebration at Clemson ONE Center


Greenville, SC – Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, TGHA’s 80-year affordable housing commitment to the Greenville community will be celebrated during a special anniversary event. The 80th anniversary celebration will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm at Clemson ONE Center [the Clemson facilities (fifth floor) in the ONE complex located at 1 North Main Street] in downtown Greenville.

The establishment of TGHA, in 1938, 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 throughout the County of Greenville.

The anniversary 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 pm to 7 pm with heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Memoirs Fine Catering and Event Planning. Exhibits illustrating significant accomplishments from TGHA’s 80-year history will be on display.

The reception hour will be followed by the anniversary program which will begin with opening remarks from Peter Byford, Chairman of the Greenville Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, followed by special messages from the city of Greenville’s Mayor Knox White, Denise Cleveland-Leggett, southeastern regional administrator for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, and SC Representative Chandra E. Dillard . 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.

Closing remarks will be delivered by Susan McLarty, Vice-Chairman of the Greenville Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.

“We have a few hundred guests joining us on September 27th to help us celebrate our 80th Anniversary. We are excited to share our progress from 1938 to 2018, including how our latest community development efforts are positively impacting Greenville County and its residents,” stated TGHA Executive Director, Ivory Mathews.


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, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST or visit online at

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