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Growth in Black neighborhoods

Aerial view of downtown Greenville by Vanzeppelin Photography.

Last updated March 27, 2023

By Tina Underwood

A recent meeting dubbed “Greenville’s Promise” and hosted by Greater Good Greenville, Greenville Housing Fund and the Racial Equity and Economic Mobility (REEM) Commission tapped research by Furman University’s Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities. The study shows that the median white household in Greenville earns 2.8 times more than the median Black household, making it difficult for Black families to remain in their homes. The addition of green spaces and parks in the city has also contributed to rising property values and rent costs. FOX Carolina covered the meeting at the Phillis Wheatley Community Center.

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