Homes of Hope dedicates $9.6M affordable housing project in Anderson


Greenville-based Homes of Hope is moving forward with its 68-unit affordable housing project in Anderson. The $9.6 million undertaking – called 61 Hills – is the nonprofit’s largest single-site development to date, and aims to bring more stability and economic activity to the city, according to the organization.

The single-family development will offer energy-efficient, market-quality homes for renters and homeowners at a mixture of family incomes. Units will be built on the site of a former apartment complex, which was razed before Homes of Hope purchased the property for $150,000 in 2013.

The 61 Hills development sits at the intersection of W. Franklin and Dooley streets in Anderson, and will include five pocket parks and green space throughout the three-bedroom, two-bathroom houses, according to plat documents.

Founded in 1998, Homes of Hope has developed 515 homes in the Upstate, and has programs for rental and homeownership housing as well as financial wellness training and job training.


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