The Greenville Housing Fund (GHF) announced the hire of their CEO, Bryan Brown. In this role, Brown will oversee all planning, directing and management of affordable housing and strategic revenue generating opportunities for Greenville Housing Fund. The GHF is an organization that provides innovative funding and investments for affordable and workforce housing
“Bryan is the perfect fit to lead Greenville Housing Fund toward advancement of our policies, programs and systems because of his extensive professional leadership experience. An Ohio native, Bryan understands the importance of relationships on local, state and national levels in developing sustainable housing for the area’s residents”, said Bogue Wallin, Chair of The Greenville Housing Fund.
Brown’s career has consisted in a variety of roles that relate to affordable housing, most recently serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) in Columbus, Ohio. In this role he provided leadership to CMHA as a member of the senior executive team managing a $140 million annual operating budget. All the while planning, directing and managing the implementation of policies, programs and systems for the use of CMHA funds for the development of affordable housing and strategic revenue generating opportunities.
The Greenville Housing Fund finances and invests in housing developments that serve households primarily earning $55,000 and below. As a convener, advocate, investor and funder, GHF is committed to increasing the supply of quality affordable housing across Greenville County.
ABOUT THE GREENVILLE HOUSING FUND
The Greenville Housing Fund was established as a result of the recommendations made in the “Balancing Prosperity and Affordable Housing” Report completed by the City of Greenville in 2016. City Council adopted the report and appropriated $2 million to establish the fund in January 2017.
The Greenville Housing Fund (GHF), operating as a wholly-owned LLC under CommunityWorks, Inc. supports the production and preservation of quality affordable and workforce housing that meets the needs of all Greenville residents regardless of income. The fund’s goals are to serve as an advocate and champion for affordable housing in Greenville, invest in affordable and workforce housing development, and acquire land for affordable housing development.
GHF is committed to affordable housing issues and actively promotes policies that support the creation and preservation of affordable and workforce housing as well as work with for profit and nonprofit affordable housing developers to increase housing stock. Financial and technical assistance is available to affordable and workforce housing developers and local government entities through a variety of loans and development programs. GHF intends to be an innovative financier and advocate for affordable/workforce housing. Initial financing will include loan programs and land acquisition efforts with future products/programs to be developed by the GHF Board of Directors over the next several months.