$20,000 awarded for permanent supportive housing perservation

Reedy Place

Reedy Place

GREENVILLE, SC, April 26, 2022–United Housing Connections (UHC) received a $20,000 community grant from Wells Fargo to support the preservation of Reedy Place, the Upstate’s sole Housing First facility in service since 2006.

Reedy Place is an evidence-based, barrier-free intervention and harm-reduction program that provides 23 single-room occupancy apartments and wraparound services for Greenville’s most vulnerable, mentally and/or physically disabled adults who have experienced chronic homelessness.

As Greenville has evolved into a high opportunity community, it is increasingly challenging to build new housing due to high land and construction costs, and preservation is essential in the near term to ensure stable, healthy homes for current residents.

“We know that preservation is quicker and more cost effective than new construction,” said Lorain Crowl, CEO, United Housing Connections. “Wells Fargo’s award supports our focus on investments that are keeping aging properties with obsolete systems in service, safe and affordable, while minimizing long-term operational costs.”

Wells Fargo and the Wells Fargo Foundation collaborate with national and community nonprofits to support economic opportunities, small businesses, affordable housing, and environmental justice. “We drive solutions to enable people to open doors to a safe and affordable place to call home, the foundation for wellness, dignity, and economic opportunity,” said Juan Austin, Senior Vice President for Social Impact at Wells Fargo. “Funding for the preservation of Reedy Place provides safe, decent, and affordable housing for those with complex needs that may be difficult in traditional housing. This aligns with our efforts to advance equity to create a future where everyone in the U.S. can have a quality place to live.”

About United Housing Connections (UHC)
United Housing Connections is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1997 as the Upstate Homeless Coalition. United Housing Connections’ mission is to connect people at-risk for or currently experiencing homelessness with safe, sustainable, and affordable homes.

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