Formerly known as Neighborhood Housing Corporation, Beyond Housing was created in 1989 and is one of the oldest affordable housing non-profit organizations in Greenville County. While we have been around for over 30 years and have created almost 200 homeownership opportunities, we felt we were missing something. We felt we needed to do more. COVID-19 made that even more clear. In the last year, we revamped our mission, vision, and strategic direction. After a lot of work behind the scenes, we are thrilled to reveal our new name as Beyond Housing and our added emphasis on community development.

    Over the years, we have come to realize that building and renovating homes is simply not enough. Housing, while an important aspect of well-being, is just one aspect of a thriving community. Access to grocery stores, transportation, quality education, and recreational spaces are some of the many other components that are necessary for a high quality of life.

    Here is our Strategic Plan and the objectives for each pillar:

    Achieve Organizational Sustainability.

    Define and achieve operational self-sufficiency.

    Develop and implement a multi-faceted funding strategy.

    Align staff positions with organizational needs.

    Strengthen our governance structure.

    Maximize Our Community Impact.

    Adopt guidelines to ensure consistent decision-making for property acquisition and client selection.

    Define our focus area(s).

    Identify and align our programs with unmet community needs.

    Develop program metrics and assess our impact.

    Strengthen Brand and Increase Recognition.

    Promote our brand in order to engage and inspire clients, staff, volunteers, funders, and the community.

    Become a recognized agency within Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson Counties.

    Cultivate Relationships with Stakeholders.

    Collaborate with new and existing partners to improve outcomes for our clients and their families.

    Establish relationships with our clients and the communities in which. Beyond Housing wants to create strong, diverse communities that can attract and keep talent, start and grow businesses, and overcome issues that arise. We believe the citizens will be happier, healthier, richer, and live longer lives. Businesses will have a larger base of customers who can purchase their products and services, and the city will earn tax income to continue to support important programs and reduce debt.

    Going forward, we will continue to create affordable homeownership and rental opportunities, but we will not stop there. We are committed to going beyond; to working side-by-side with residents to set and achieve goals that they have for their communities. Successful community development takes collaboration among stakeholders who are dedicated to working together to define and solve problems within the community and pursuing opportunities.

    Our vision is equitable and vibrant communities where all residents are equipped to prosper and achieve their full potential. Join us in this endeavor to create a better Greenville for all!

    Our mission is to provide quality affordable homes that instill pride, promote health, and create economic stability. We serve residents below 120% of the Area Median Income (AMI) and have a special emphasis on older adults (55+), veterans, and residents below 60% AMI for our rental properties. Currently, our service footprint includes Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Laurens, and Pickens Counties.

    To get involved with Beyond Housing, keep an eye on newspaper and news announcements for information on special events such as an outdoor movie viewing. Volunteer your time on our board of directors or a committee that may interest you. And finally, donate resources to help us fund projects and future opportunities!

    For more information, please contact Beyond Housing Executive Director, James Alston at 864.631.2041 or To find out more about Beyond Housing and donate, visit