October 2, 1939 – Housing Authority has its first meeting. E.L. Hertzog is named the first executive director.
September 10, 1940 – Groundbreaking for Tobe Hartwell Courts.
1941 – Camp Croft Courts opened to house families of servicemen stationed at Camp Croft. After World War II, the complex was used first for veteran housing and later for low income housing.
November 1941 – George B. Dean named Executive Director.
August 31, 1950 – Groundbreaking held for Phyllis Goins Courts. Construction also begins on Phyllis Goins, Tobe Hartwell Extension and Woodworth Homes, representing an eventual addition of 400 apartments.
December 1950 – C. Henry Cohen named executive director.
August 31, 1951 – Woodworth Homes opens.
December 31, 1951 – Phyllis Goins Courts opens.
May 31, 1952 – Tobe Hartwell Extension opens.
February 1959 – Frank M. Gooch named executive director.
Did You Know?
The Board of Commissioners is responsible for establishing policies, as well as providing leadership and oversight to the organization. The Board of Commissioners is composed of seven members appointed by the mayor and city council members of Spartanburg. The current Commissioners, who serve a five-year, non-paid term, are:
- Mr. Matthew Myers, Chair
- Mr. John Fairey, Vice Chair
- Commissioners: Mr. Charles White, Mr. Andrew Poliakoff, Ms. Brenda Thomas, Mr. D. Ralph Settle II and one vacant position
Mr. Reginal B. Barner serves as Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Spartanburg Housing Authority and Secretary of the Board of Commissioners.
Board meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at the SHA Central Office. All meeting agendas and minutes are posted to the website.
Join Us In Celebration
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Reception: 6:00 – 7:00, Program and Awards: 7:00 – 8:00
Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts on the campus of Wofford College
RSVP: email@example.com or Call 864-598-6023
More Info: https://www.shasc.org/80th
We look forward to celebrating this historic milestone with you!