Neighborhood Initiative Program

The Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP) is designed to stabilize property values and prevent future foreclosures for existing property owners in strategically targeted areas through the removal of blighted structures.

NIP will assist communities by acting as a catalyst to stimulate redevelopment and revitalization in areas suffering from blight and decline, stabilizing values and assisting in the the preservation of existing neighborhoods. NIP is a joint venture of the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority and the SC Housing Corp. (SCHC), a not-for-profit corporation. NIP is made possible by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Program Guidelines



The City of Greenville, along with seven partnering non-profit organizations, was awarded $2,146,767 in NIP funding. The seven partnering non-profit organizations will acquire properties containing vacant and blighted structures, demolish all structures on the property and restore the property through grading and seeding. Properties must be located in one of the City of Greenville's Special Emphasis Neighborhoods.  The maximum amount of funding allowed for each property is $35,000, including all acquisition, demolition and restoration costs.  Properties acquired through this program will be redeveloped for affordable and workforce housing opportunities.  All funds must be spent by June 30, 2017.  

For more information or if you are interested in selling your property, please contact Michael Williamson, Community Development Division, at 864-467-4570.

Project Activities and Budgets

Partner Name
Target Area
Estimated Units
Activity Budget
Neighborhood Housing Corp
Brutontown 1 $35,000
Nehemiah CRC
Brutontown 4 $140,000
Habitat for Humanity

Greater Sullivan


4 $140,000
Genesis Homes

Greenline-Spartanburg

2 $70,000
Genesis Homes

Nicholtown

12 $420,000
Allen Temple CEDC

Nicholtown

6 $210,000
Allen Temple CEDC

Pleasant Valley


5 $175,000
Neighborhood Housing Corp.

Southernside

3 $105,000
Allen Temple CEDC

Southernside

2 $70,000
Habitat for Humanity

Sterling

1 $35,000
Nehemiah CRC

Sterling

2 $70,000
Homes for Hope

West Greenville


9 $315,000
Habitat for Humanity

West Greenville


1 $11,767
United Housing Connections

West Greenville


10 $350,000
    Total Project Funds
$2,146,767

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