Juanita Butler Community Center mural

Mural Dedication Scheduled for December 14 

Join the City of Greenville and community residents on Saturday, December 14 at noon at the Juanita Butler Community Center (2 Burns St) for a mural dedication ceremony. 

Funded by the Grant Assistance Partnership and Arts in Public Places, the mural incorporates images that reflect the rich history and vibrant future of the neighborhoods surrounding the center and features the African proverb, "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

The paint-by-numbers style mural was created with the guidance of the Blank Canvas Mural Company and painted by residents from the Greater Sullivan, Haynie-Sirrine, Green Avenue and West End neighborhoods.  

Why 'Affordable' Is More Than Housing Units 

Tammie Hoy Hawkins, future CEO of Community Works, and Don Oglesby, president/CEO of Homes of Hope, Inc., give alternative solutions to the affordable housing issue in a recent op-ed in the Greenville News. Below is an excerpt:  

The lack of affordable housing continues to dominate conversations. And the idea that simply building more homes will completely solve the crisis isn’t reasonable, given rising costs of land, labor and materials.

In addition, the continued growth of low-paying employment opportunities in the Upstate exacerbates cost-burdened households. 

Continue reading the op-ed 

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United Housing Connections Holds Ribbon Cutting 

The City of Greenville and United Housing Connections recently celebrated the completion of two new affordable housing units in the Haynie-Sirrine neighborhood. The City donated the land for the project, along with $60,000 in HOME funding. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development also provided funding to help make this project a reality.  

View the video of the ribbon cutting ceremony.  

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