At the end of the 1930s, the City of Spartanburg was moving out of the Great Depression and looking toward a brighter future. City leaders met to discuss ways to deal with the various poverty stricken areas in the City and to develop workable plans to provide decent housing for thousands of low-income residents who were living in sub-standard communities. A plan was formulated and on October 2, 1939, members of the newly formed Housing Authority of Spartanburg and the Spartanburg City Council agreed to commit $800,000 for the creation of affordable housing in the area. On September 10, 1940, the Authority broke ground for Tobe Hartwell Courts, the first public housing units in Spartanburg.
DID YOU KNOW?
Mission: The Spartanburg Housing Authority develops and provides affordable, quality housing options and programs that promote self-sufficiency.
Vision: The Spartanburg Housing Authority provides housing and programs as a pathway to success for individuals and families in Spartanburg County.
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 or Call 864-598-6023
More Info: https://www.shasc.org/80th
We look forward to celebrating this historic milestone with you!