Neighborhood Services

The Neighborhood Services Department is the housing redevelopment arm of the City of Spartanburg.  Its mission is to stop blight in underserved and neglected neighborhoods and to bring housing redevelopment efforts that will ultimately bring back new investments.  This is done in a variety of ways that include partnerships with public and private funders, both federal and local, as well as partnerships with corporations, non-profits, and public institutions.  The most important partnership however is always with the community and its leaders.  

Neighborhood Services include:

  • Revitalization of distressed neighborhoods
  • Conservation and expansion of the housing stock
  • Elimination of conditions detrimental to the community’s health and welfare
  • Neighborhood Pride Funding Program

Housing Services include:

  • An Emergency Repair Program, for owner occupied households that are income qualified
  • Rehabilitation of existing housing and new housing development
  • Referrals to Fair Housing information and assistance
  • Referrals to Homeownership Credit Counseling and down payment assistance

Primary Funding Sources include:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)
  • Neighborhood Stabilization Programs (NSP 1 & 3)

The City, by championing affordable housing that is safe, decent and benefits our low-to-moderate income families, changes Spartanburg for the better – one community at a time.  The two primary neighborhoods we are currently involved in are Forest Park and the Northside. 

Five-Year Consolidated Plan

Spartanburg Oppurtunity Zones


United Way 211 System

2023 HUD Grant Funding Applications

The City of Spartanburg receives annual entitlement funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) based on annual federal budget appropriations. Each year, the City seeks to maximize the benefits of these funds by partnering with local organizations to conduct eligible activities that primarily benefit low-moderate income residents of the City of Spartanburg.

In accordance with the requirements of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, 24 CFR Part 91 et al., the City of Spartanburg will make available the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) application for Fiscal Year 2023 funding: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024.

The FY 2023 CDBG and HOME applications and instructions will are available below. Hardcopies are also available upon request in the Neighborhood Services Department at 440 S. Church Street, Suite B, weekdays, between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm.

The City will hold a Public Hearing on recommendations for Funding Allocations for CDBG and HOME in March 2023. Final notice of awards are anticipated to be made in August 2023, after approval of the FY2023 Annual Action Plan from Spartanburg City Council and HUD.

For additional information or technical assistance, please contact the Neighborhood Services Department at 864-596-3560 or Lisa Gosnell by e-mail.

CDBG Project Application

HOME Investment Partnership Program Application

Who To Know

Martin Livingston

Neighborhood Services Director
(864) 580-5323
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Lisa Gosnell

Community Services Specialist
(864) 596-2787
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Kristen Goudy

Neighborhood Services Coordinator
(864) 562-4147
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