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Mercy Housing Southeast Announces Construction on Greenville area Affordable Housing

By June 9, 2021No Comments

Mercy Housing Southeast announces the construction on a 46-unit affordable housing community in Mauldin, SC. Championed by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System and with generous financial support for SC Housing and the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA), Mauldin Center Apartments will serve families earning under 60% of the area median income with 10% of the units set aside for residents with disabilities.

In lieu of a traditional ground-breaking, Mercy Housing Southeast created a video to introduce the project and some of the leaders that made this new community possible.

“We are proud to deliver affordable multifamily rental homes in this amenity-rich area. The need for affordable housing is great. We look forward to supporting healthier communities in the Greenville area,” said James Alexander, President of Mercy Housing Southeast.

Located in the heart of Mauldin on Butler Road, the project is within a half mile of grocery stores, healthcare providers, and numerous other services. Mauldin Center Apartments will feature one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, wired for high-speed internet, with Energy Star appliances, and will include a community room, computer center, gazebo, paved walking trail, and playground.

“Affordable housing is an essential growth strategy which supports both economic and community development. We are pleased to be a part of this very exciting project which provides additional new affordable housing options to a thriving community,” said John Castile, Executive Director of Greenville County Redevelopment Authority.

“As the City continues to grow, it is important that diverse housing options are available for individuals and families looking to call our great City home,” said Mauldin Mayor Terry Merritt.

Construction will begin immediately by Progress Carolina as General Contractors on the project designed by Neighboring Concepts.

“Greenville County continues to experience steady residential growth.  This project will provide for affordable housing options to continue facilitating equitable and sustainable growth in Mauldin,” said Dan Tripp, Vice-Chairperson of Greenville County Council and a Mauldin resident.

Major funding is being provided by Wells Fargo Bank and Wells Fargo Affordable Housing Community Development Corporation.

View a video about the project here.

About Mercy Housing Southeast

Mercy Housing Southeast (MHSE) provides affordable homes to people with low incomes, including families, seniors, people who have experienced homelessness, and people with disabilities. With 45 properties throughout Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee, MHSE serves more than 5,200 people every day. MHSE supplements much of its housing with Resident Services, programs that help residents build stable lives. MHSE is a regional branch of Mercy Housing, Inc. (MHI), a leading national affordable housing nonprofit headquartered in Denver, CO.