Six new homes are near completion.

We have six hew homes nearing completion in the Judson Mill and Greater Pleasant Valley communities!  If you need affordable housing please apply today to be on our waiting list.  

Our affordable housing opportunities are based upon family income and are offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, familial status, or disability.

Hollingsworth Funds awards Allen Temple CEDC $40,000!

Allen Temple Community Economic Development Corporation is a local non-profit who provides affordable housing for families and individuals in need and is now the recipient of a $40,000 grant from Hollingsworth Funds. This 

Affordable housing like any other needs to be spruced up after some time. In order to provide decent housing and to ensure a stable environment Allen Temple CEDC and Hollingsworth Funds have partnered to update older homes for long term residents and some for older homes that are newly available for rental. For more on why affordable, safe and decent housing is so important please read below:

A September 2013 study by the MacArthur Foundation concluded that “poor housing quality is the most consistent and strongest predictor of emotional and behavioral problems in low-income children and youth…” Additionally, housing instability leading to increased student mobility negatively impacts a child’s achievement level in school. “Patterns of Urban Student Mobility and Local School Reform,” a University of Chicago, report, noted higher poverty levels associate with higher likelihood children will change schools. The study found that 58% of school changes were associated with a residential change. In order to effectively address the emotional, behavioral, educational and health issues low-income children and families present the housing issue must be addressed. Affordable, safe and decent stable housing must be made available to low income families. Furthermore, existing affordable housing must be maintained to provide long-term stability for low-income families.

More than 40% of Allen Temple CEDC's total Greenville tenant population is children. By providing supportive services for families including comprehensive home repairs, from electrical and plumbing repairs to broken window repair, ATCEDC helps ensure long-term housing stability.

First Annual Allen Temple CEDC Banquet

We are proud to announce the First Annual Allen Temple Community Economic Development Corporation Banquet will be held on Tuesday, October 28th at the West End Community Development Center.

The evening will be a celebration of tenant successes and a reflection on the importance of affordable housing in Greenville. Doors will open at 6pm with a full service dinner beginning at 7pm. The program will begin at 7:30pm. 

The evening's keynote speaker will be the Honorable Chandra Dillard, South Carolina House Representative for District 23.

Tickets are $40 per seat and $300 for a table of eight. 

Corporate sponsorship levels are available as well.

West End Community Development Center
404 Vardry St.
Greenville, SC 29601

To purchase a ticket or to find out more information please call (864)-298-0077 ext 105 or email andrew@allentemplecedc.org.

Charlie Warth Day

The chill and rain of February didn't stop hundreds of people from coming out earlier this month to honor ATCEDC's executive director at a celebration and graduation for Charlie Warth.

Charlie's accomplishments in Greenville are numerous - for more than seven years, he led the effort to build 50 single-family rental homes for the low-wealth families in Greenville and beyond as director of ATCEDC. Before this, Charlie ran his own property management company and performed renovations for those who needed them for over 25 years.

In 2010, Charlie received the Max Heller Award for Excellence in Community Development and last year was named the Affordable Housing Developer of the Year by the South Carolina Affordable Housing Coalition.

Charlie Warth left the University of Dayton just six credit hours shy of a degree to begin this work in Greenville. In light of his years of successful community building work, the University of Dayton awarded Charlie with his diploma earlier this month.

The City of Greenville joined in honoring Charlie by declaring Monday, February 11th "Charlie Warth Day" in Greenville.