Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County received the 2014 S.C. Housing Achievement Award from the S.C. State Housing Finance and Development Authority during the Affordable Housing Forum on Wednesday in Columbia. The annual award recognizes contributions in the state’s affordable housing arena.
Habitat Greenville and its funding partners invested a total of $1.2 million in Greenville County, and Habitat homeowners paid county property tax revenue of $142,974. The organization is the only one in Greenville County to provide 0 percent home mortgages. It was also recognized for working with 1,541 volunteers who contributed more than 19,000 hours of service.
“We are deeply honored to be receiving this award,” said Monroe Free, president and CEO of Habitat Greenville, in a news release. “But the real honor goes to the families Habitat Greenville has helped over the past 29 years who committed themselves to becoming successful homeowners – and to the volunteers and donors who help us make homeownership possible for working families with low income.”
Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County was nominated by Martin Livingston, executive director of the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority.