Land Banking for the Long Haul

Preserving affordable housing options in fast-changing neighborhoods by securing strategic properties.

GHF’s land-banking program was conceived to preserve fast-appreciating parcels in target neighborhoods that were traditional hubs of Greenville’s Black and working-class communities, for construction or preservation of long-term affordable housing options. GHF is positioned to hold land-banked parcels until strong, intentional, neighborhood-centric development partnerships can be crafted—with community groups, public entities, and/or private developers. Vacant land or properties containing existing structures can be donated as a charitable gift, sold to GHF in a below-market-rate bargain-sale transaction, purchased at a public tax-sale, or, when appropriate, purchased at market rate.

Target Areas for the Land Bank Program

The GHF Land Bank program prioritizes several neighborhoods poised for re-development within the City of Greenville and across greater Greenville County, including:

  • Judson/Dunean
  • Nicholtown
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Poinsett/Rutherford
  • West Greenville
    (West Side, West End, Southernside)
  • White Horse Road

Critical properties in other neighborhoods across Greenville County may also be considered for land-banking, particularly when they might serve as a catalyst in a broader re-development or affordable housing strategy in the future.

Have Questions About the Land Bank Program?

For further information, please contact Aaron Conley at aconley@greenvillehousingfund.com.