Nov 12Mercy Housing Southeast Receives Financial Support and Tax Credits for Greenville area Affordable Housing
ATLANTA – Mercy Housing Southeast announces the award of Low-Income Tax Credits (LIHTC) for a 46-unit affordable housing community in Mauldin, SC. Championed by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System and with generous financial support for SC Housing and the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA), Mauldin Center Apartments will serve families earning under 60% of the area median income with 10% of the units set aside for residents with disabilities.
Located in the heart of Mauldin on Butler Road, the project is within a half mile of grocery stores, healthcare providers, and numerous other services. Mauldin Center Apartments will feature one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, wired for high-speed internet, with Energy Star appliances, and will include a community room, computer center, gazebo, paved walking trail, and playground.
“We are thrilled to partner with Bon Secours to deliver affordable multifamily rental homes in this amenity-rich area. The need for affordable housing is great. We look forward to supporting healthier communities in the Greenville area,” said James Alexander, President of Mercy Housing Southeast.
Across the county, healthcare providers, such as Bon Secours St. Francis are recognizing how interconnected housing security and long-term health outcomes can be. Health System Senior Vice President of Mission, Dr. Alex Garvey, said, “This partnership is a reflection of our ministry and how we see the community at large. We think housing is an integral part of the dignity of the human person, so this is the beginning of creating a more sustainable and just community for all of God’s people.”
By supporting the development of affordable housing, like Mauldin Center Apartments, Bon Secours is helping the local community experience stable housing, which leads to better overall health and wellness outcomes.
About Mercy Housing Southeast
Mercy Housing Southeast (MHSE) provides affordable homes to people with low incomes, including families, seniors, people who have experienced homelessness, and people with disabilities. With 45 properties throughout Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee, MHSE serves more than 5,200 people every day. MHSE supplements much of its housing with Resident Services, programs that help residents build stable lives. MHSE is a regional branch of Mercy Housing, Inc. (MHI), a leading national affordable housing nonprofit headquartered in Denver, CO.
About Bon Secours Mercy Health
Bon Secours Mercy Health is one of the top 20 health systems in the United States and part of the top performing quartile of Catholic health systems for lowest cost per case for patient care. This quality care is provided by more than 57,000 associates serving communities in Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia. The system includes assets of more than $8 billion in net operating revenue, more than 1,000 care sites including 43 hospitals, more than 50 home health agencies as well as hospice, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Consistent with its commitment to serve each patient with dignity, Bon Secours Mercy Health provides nearly $2 million per day in community benefits. The mission of Bon Secours Mercy Health is to extend the compassionate ministry of Jesus by improving the health and well-being of its communities, bringing good help to those in need, especially people who are poor, dying and underserved. For more information, visit https://bsmhealth.org/.