Published June 27, 2012
In response to continued growth in geography and services, the Greenville Housing Fund changed its name to CommunityWorks Carolina, or CWC.
The organization will increase its services in Greenville and has already started providing some services in Anderson, Spartanburg and Pickens counties. The organization has plans to eventually expand its services across the Upstate.
“Our goal is to work with other community partners to provide tools that will help change lives and build strong communities,” CWC President Deborah McKetty said.
The Greenville Housing Fund, a nonprofit, announced the new branding Tuesday. The organization’s new tagline is “Building People and Places.”
“Affordable housing remains a high priority for the organization, but the recent recession helped us realize the need for a more holistic approach to community development that empowers low-wealth families and communities to be the best that they can be,” McKetty said.
The Greenville Housing Fund was established in 2008 as a local housing trust fund to address the critical need for affordable housing in Greenville County. The nonprofit has since generated more than $44 million in local economic development and has helped more than 400 families achieve their dreams of homeownership and financial stability.
CommunityWorks Carolina offers a variety of assistance programs including down payment assistance, affordable mortgages, community development loans, microbusiness loans and matched savings individual development accounts.