December 01, 2000 - Tobe Hartwell Apartments is torn down and rebuilt through a $14.6 million grant and renamed the Tobias Booker Hartwell Campus of Learners.
January 06, 2003 - After searching for nearly a year, the Spartanburg Housing Authority board found its next director, Roy A. Johnson of Wichita, Kan. While the board looked for the right candidate, William Falkenberry served as interim director, keeping things rolling at the Church Street office. He served until February 2008.
June 2004 - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development notified U.S. representatives and senators who would receive HOPE VI grants. The Spartanburg Housing Authority was among them. The grant was just one piece of a more than $85 million dream for Spartanburg - a dream that will come alive through the commitments of dozens of public and private agencies that want to help. One part called for replacing the 184 units at Phyllis Goins with a more "traditional neighborhood" complete with a new community center, park and recreational center. Another part was creating about 400 affordable and market rate homes in other neighborhoods - Country Gardens, Victoria Gardens, the Page site and properties on Shaw Avenue and Wilmont Street.
August 2005 - Construction began on the Senior Life and Wellness Center at Archibald Rutledge public housing complex.
November 10, 2008 -- The Spartanburg Housing Authority Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to hire a North Carolina consultant as the agency's new director , Harry A. Byrd Jr. Byrd was the senior vice president and chief operating officer of the Charlotte Housing Authority from 1991 to 1998 and has worked in state government for the Commonwealth of Virginia and in the private banking industry. He retired in October 2014.
October 12, 2012 - The City of Spartanburg is one of only 17 cities in the country to receive a $300,000 federal Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant for community redevelopment.
March 2013 - The Spartanburg Housing Authority received a score as a "High Performer," the highest possible designation, on its annual Public Housing Assessment System Score Report for Interim Rule from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
June 2015 - The Spartanburg Housing Authority selected an administrator from a housing authority in Detroit to become its new executive director; Terril Bates, deputy executive director of the Detroit Housing Commission. She replaced Harry Byrd, who resigned for health reasons. Daryl Dalton served as Interim prior to her tenure. She served until September 2018.
Did You Know?
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP): SHA is a sponsor for the SFSP, a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) federally funded program administered by the South Carolina Department of Education. SHA's establishment of this program is to help fill the nutritional gap during the summer months, by providing free meals to children 18 and under in public housing and in the Greater Spartanburg Community. During the 2018 summer, SHA was able to provide approximately 220 children with 1,232 breakfasts, 10,032 lunches, and 8,829 snacks, over the course of 53 days.
Born Learning Resource Centers: SHA is the host site for two Born Learning Resource Centers. One Center is located at Victoria Gardens to serve the Northside Community and the other is at Prince Hall which serves the Highland Community. This initiative is the result of a partnership between the United Way of the Piedmont, the Spartanburg Housing Authority, the Mary Black Foundation, USC Upstate, and Emerge Family Therapy. The Born Learning Resource Centers are designed to help parents understand the importance of early learning for children ages birth to five. The Centers are staffed with Childhood Development students from USC Upstate and play therapists from Emerge Family Therapy, in order to engage parents in taking advantage of everyday learning opportunities as well as teaching educational play.
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!