New Affordable Housing in Berea
There are now 180 brand-new, reasonably priced apartments in the Berea neighborhood of Greenville, SC, giving low-income families the chance to find a place to live. The new affordable apartment complex is located on Sulphur Springs Road which will be opening to new tenants early in May 2023.
The Sullivan, is a 180-unit affordable apartment complex that is open to people making 60 percent of the area median income, or a family of four that makes $51,000 a year. According to developers Drew Schaumber and Holly Douglas, there will also be flexibility to average out the wages across the development, so having some residents who earn more over the 60-percent criteria will enable tenants who earn less. Apartments will be available to a larger population thanks to the development’s acceptance of housing vouchers.
Amenities and Features
The new Sullivan apartment complex offers a range of amenities and features designed to make life easier for its residents. These include a playground for children, a covered picnic area, a clubhouse for community events, a fitness center for residents to stay healthy, a dog park as the community is pet friendly, and a lot more.
The apartments will vary from 900 to 1,600 square feet and have one to four bedrooms. According to Douglas, the variety of apartment sizes and floor plans is meant to entice a diverse group of tenants including seniors, families, and younger people.
Addressing the Affordable Housing Crisis
The new Berea apartment complex’s opening marks a progress in Greenville’s effort to solve the need for affordable housing. The city’s rising housing costs make it challenging for families with low incomes to find acceptable housing. The income-restricted development is one of the biggest to debut in South Carolina this year.
Developments like The Sullivan provide a solution to this problem. By offering affordable housing options, families can find a place to live without having to worry about being priced out of the market. This also has a positive impact on the community as a whole, as it ensures that everyone has a safe and stable place to call home.