Neighborhood Initiative Program


The Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP) is designed to stabilize property values and prevent future foreclosures for existing property owners in strategically targeted areas through the removal of blighted structures.

NIP will assist communities by acting as a catalyst to stimulate redevelopment and revitalization in areas suffering from blight and decline, stabilizing values and assisting in the preservation of existing neighborhoods. NIP is a joint venture of the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority and the SC Housing Corp. (SCHC), a not-for-profit corporation. NIP is made possible by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

General Information

The City of Spartanburg, along with five partnering nonprofit organizations, was awarded $2,496,284 to combat blighted properties. An agreement was signed between the City, partnering organizations, and the SCHC on May 18, 2015. Funding must be expended by June 30, 2017.

Targeted properties will be purchased by the nonprofit organizations, and existing structures will be removed. Afterward, the property will be maintained for a period of at least three years unless redevelopment opportunities arise. Each property may only receive $35,000 of NIP funding through all phases of the process, and properties must be located within the approved NIP Target Area.

Funding Information

Activty# Target Area Non-Profit Organization Target Properties Funding
104-1 Northside Homes of Hope 6 $210,00
104-2 Northside Habitat for Humanity 4 $140,000
104-3 Northside Upstate Housing Partnership 6 $210,000
104-4 Northside Northside Development Group 23 $781,284
104-5 Northside* Nehemiah Community Revitalization Corp 7 $245,000
104-6 Southside Homes of Hope 10 $350,00
104-7 Southside Habitat for Humanity 4 $140,000
104-8 Southside** Upstate Housing Partnership 12 $420,000
Total: 72 $2,496,284
* County Only ** City and County

Target Areas

NIP target areas map


Bid Information

Organization Responsible Bid Reference Bid Type Start Date End Date Details Addendums
City of Spartanburg 1516-11-17-01 Asbestos Removal 10/30/2015 11/17/2015 3 projects/6 properties 2: 11/09/15 & 11/12/15
Northside Development Corp AR_NDC_12_11-19-15 Asbestos Removal 11/06/2015 11/19/2015 3 groups/12 properties 1: 11/12/15
Northside Development Corp DEMO_NDC_2_11-19-15 Demolition 11/06/2015 11/19/2015 2 properties  
City of Spartanburg 1516-12-01-01 Demolition 11/12/2015 12/01/2015 3 projects/7 properties  
Northside Development Corp NDC NIP Demolition Part 2 Demolition   12/16/2015 12/30/2015   12 properties  
Bid documents can be downloaded by following the appropriate “Bid Reference” number link in the table above.


Asbestos & Lead Based Paint Assessments

Reports listed by bid reference number

1516-11-17-01 Asbestos Report, 250 Palisade Street

1516-11-17-01 Asbestos Report, 187, 191, 201 & 209 Sunny Street

1516-11-17-01 Asbestos Report, 444 Tryon Street

AR NDC 12 11-19-15 Asbestos Report, 251 & 258 Folsom Street, 328 College Street, 482 & 578 Brawley Sreet

AR NDC 12 11-19-15 Asbestos Report, 159 West Pearl Street, 172 Raindrop Street, 225 Milan Street, 557 & 559 Vernon Street

AR NDC 12 11-19-15 Asbestos Report, 631 Fulton Avenue, 787 N Vernon Street

For more information, please follow this link to visit the City's procurment page.

Who to Know

Partnering Organizations

Northside Development Group

Homes of Hope

Habitat for Humanity Spartanburg

Upstate Housing Partnership

Nehemiah Community Revitalization Corporation


US Department of the Treasury