Published Aug. 16, 2012
The Community Conservation Corps at Furman University has received a $15,000 grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation to weatherize and rehabilitate low-income, privately owned homes.
The rehab efforts will be in neighborhoods near Furman along the Poinsett Highway corridor. The Community Conservation Corps will collaborate with the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority on the project.
The grant is part of a $22 million investment by Bank of America to build and rehab affordable housing, offer foreclosure prevention services and homeowner counseling, and provide other services intended to invigorate and rejuvenate neighborhoods.
Nationally, the grants support more than 650 nonprofits in 34 states, impacting an estimated 31 million low-income individuals.
Housed in the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, the Community Conservation Corps is coordinated by two members of the United Way of Greenville County’s AmeriCorps team. It has weatherized 31 homes since 2010.