Resources

We aren’t the only organization working to help underserved individuals; there are countless groups improving lives all across South Carolina. Explore our resources below to find out where you can get assistance, or download the complete list.

Affordable Housing

Emergency & Crisis Housing

  • Salvation Army Greenville

    The Salvation Army has two shelters to assist the homeless. The organization provides a women’s and children’s shelter as well as a men’s shelter for those who are homeless or battered.

  • Safe Harbor

    Safe Harbor provides emergency shelter for abused women and their children.

  • Project Care

    Provides transitional and permanent housing for men and women living with HIV/AIDS. Contact them at (864) 467-0102.

  • Miracle Hill Greenville Rescue Mission

    Miracle Hill Rescue Mission provides emergency shelter for men during extreme weather conditions.

  • Miracle Hill Shepherd’s Gate

    Shelter for women and women with children.

  • Turning Point

    Turning Point provides transitional housing for men in alcohol/drug treatment.

  • Homes of Hope

    Homes of Hope offers a variety of services including homeownership, affordable rental housing and transitional housing units.

  • Triune Mercy Center

    Triune Mercy Center is a non-denominational mission church to the homeless located near downtown Greenville.

  • SHARE

    One of the services provided by SHARE’s Community Development Division is eviction prevention for low-income individuals.

  • Soteria CDC

    One of Soteria’s housing programs serves as transitional housing for those released from prison.

  • Golden Strip Emergency Relief and Resource Agency

    The Golden Strip Emergency helps families who are experiencing a financial emergency. The agency assists with the family’s essential needs, i.e.  food, rent, utilities, and, medication.

  • United Housing Connections

    UHC connects people at-risk for or currently experiencing homelessness with safe, sustainable and affordable homes.

  • United Ministries

    United Ministries’ Emergency Assistance program assists with food, rent, utilities, life sustaining medications, heat, and food stamp applications. Financial assistance is available on Wednesdays at 8 am to the first 40 people.

Rental Housing

  • The Housing Authority of Greenville, SC

    The Greenville Housing Authority provides rental and homeownership assistance to low income individuals. Assistance is income-based.

  • Homes of Hope

    Homes of Hope specializes in refurbishing existing housing and building new homes. After completion these homes are either rented or purchased at affordable rates.

  • Genesis Homes

    Genesis Homes revitalizes low-to-moderate income neighborhoods through the development of affordable housing including homeowner and rental units.

  • Greenville County Human Relations

    The Greenville County Human Relations has an online database of affordable rental housing in Greenville County.

  • Greenville Housing Futures

    Greenville Housing Futures develops affordable housing in Greenville’s Special Emphasis Neighborhoods for low-to-moderate income citizens.

  • Soteria CDC

    One of Soteria’s housing programs serves as transitional housing for those released from prison.

  • Allen Temple CEDC

    Allen Temple CEDC rehabilitates and revitalizes neighborhoods in the West End and Sterling Communities in order to provide affordable homeownership opportunities to low-income families.

  • Neighborhood Housing Corporation

    The Neighborhood Housing Corporation is a non-profit organization that constructs affordable housing units in the local community.

Homeownership

  • Homes of Hope

    Homes of Hope specializes in refurbishing existing housing and building new homes. After completion these homes are either rented or purchased at affordable rates.

  • Greater Greenville Association of Realtors

    GGAR provides a multi-purpose database of all for sale properties in Greenville County.

  • City of Greenville

    The City’s new Home Ownership Program offers down payment and closing cost assistance to first-time home buyers purchasing a home in Greenville’s Special Emphasis Neighborhoods.

  • Habitat for Humanity

    Habitat for Humanity removes the traditional barriers to homeownership by working with each family’s unique situation, helping them address past credit issues and providing a 25-year zero-interest mortgage.

  • Greenville County Redevelopment Authority

    Greenville County Redevelopment Authority is designated as the county agency to improve affordable housing and revitalization of low-to-moderate income neighborhoods.

  • Genesis Homes

    Genesis Homes revitalizes low-to-moderate income neighborhoods through the development of affordable housing including homeowner and rental units.

  • The Housing Authority of Greenville, SC

    The Housing Authority helps to provide families with proper and adequate housing by acquiring property, constructing and operating housing, and lending money for low-to-moderate income families.

  • Neighborhood Housing Corporation

    The Neighborhood Housing Corporation is a non-profit organization that constructs affordable housing units in the local community.

Economic Development

Business Training

  • Clemson Small Business Development

    Provides educational resources in marketing, general business, financing, legal, and personnel management.

  • SCORE’s Marketing Assessment Tool

    SCORE Marketing Cookbook for small businesses in need of help with marketing and getting their name out there.

  • NASHA Lending

    Nasha Lending exists to equip under-resourced entrepreneurs.

  • U.S. Small Business Administration

    The US SBA delivers millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other assistance to small business.

  • SCORE

    Allows business owners to work with mentors and attend workshops to better run their small business.

  • Greenville Chamber of Commerce

    Provides resources, programs, and services to help small business owners succeed.

  • Business Planning Tool

    A step by step guide to creating  your business plan.

Business Financing

  • CommunityWorks

    Through our microloan program you can receive financing for starting a small business along with coaching to help you grow and sustain your business.

  • Appalachian Development Corporation

    ADC runs multiple loan funds for entrepreneurs to receive financing.

  • SC Community Loan Fund

    By providing loans and technical assistance to organizations that seek to strengthen the social and economic fabric of their local communities, SCCLF empowers communities to effect their own transformation.

  • Michelin

    Provides financing assistance and business expertise to small business owners.

  • NASHA Lending

    Nasha Lending exists to equip under-resourced entrepreneurs.

  • City of Columbia

    The City of Columbia small business page provides many resources for starting a small business.

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