In 1937, the United States Congress passed the United States Housing Act to provide decent homes for low-income families. The Greenville Redevelopment Commission and City Council established the Housing Authority of the City of Greenville (HACG) in May of 1961. Its principal programs and its funding are through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The HACG Board of Commissioners is a seven-member board appointed by the Greenville City Council. The HACG is a quasi-government agency and a state chartered corporation. One Commissioner is a HACG resident who represents the families, seniors, and disabled persons who reside in public housing. The Housing Authority provides rental assistance to over 1,500 low income households through its Housing Choice Voucher and Affordable Housing Programs.
In 1962, the GHA opened Kearney Park, the City’s first low-income housing development which has 160 units. East Meadowbrook (65 units), West Meadowbrook (40 units) Moyewood (228 units), and Hopkins Park (111 units) followed closely and were all completed by early 1980. The GHA has grown into 3 Asset Management Properties (7 developments) located in different Greenville neighborhoods, with over 714 units of Public Housing serving the very low-income families, seniors and disabled residents of Greenville. Since the 1980 inception of the Section 8 (Housing Choice Voucher) Program, the number of low-income families whose rents are subsidized for privately owned housing has risen to 746 families with an additional 225 families served through other federally funded programs.
The mission of the Housing Authority of the City of Greenville is to be a leader for affordable housing in the City of Greenville by serving as a housing safety net, promoting individual self-sufficiency, leveraging core housing competency to support HACG’s mission, managing real estate and facilitating and participating in mixed income housing development.
The HACG is committed to providing quality lease and for-sale housing opportunities by educating, training and assisting families to become self sufficient. Additionally, we strive to support and empower individuals and families, promote independence through recognition of personal responsibility, encourage healthy behaviors while reducing social problems, provide services of value to taxpayers and strengthen the quality of life of residents of HACG and Housing Choice Voucher Program through workforce development and a network of supportive services.