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About Us

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For 25 years, United Housing Connections has been on a mission to make homelessness a brief, rare, and nonrecurring event.

Through meaningful partnerships with nonprofits, community leaders, companies, and generous donors and volunteers, we’re able to advocate on behalf of our neighbors experiencing homelessness. We do this by providing an array of safe housing options and holistic care for homeless youth, individuals, and families. This approach sets our clients up for success by empowering, supporting, and offering resources on their path to become housed and independent.       

 

We help prevent low income and at-risk people from entering the cycle of homelessness, including unaccompanied youth, families, individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, the elderly, and mentally and physically disabled people who are currently experiencing homelessness.

I have experienced being homeless but never knew how to keep stable. Thanks to this program I can rest assured with stability and resources to keep me from being homeless again. I feel blessed and have a safe place to live in a wonderful home and community! I am extremely grateful! 

Iyanna Holmes 

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Our Mission

To connect people at-risk for or currently experiencing homelessness with safe, sustainable and affordable homes.

Our Vision

We envision an Upstate SC where all people have the opportunity to live in a safe, sustainable and affordable home.

Our Values

Accountability

Commitment

Compassion

Collaboration

Dignity

Integrity

Leadership

Respect

Transparency

Meet Our Team

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Lorain Crowl

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, 
GREENVILLE HQ

Leadership

Ann Stroup

Ann Stroup

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, GREENVILLE HQ
Bucky Tarleton

Bucky Tarleton

CHIEF REAL ESTATE OFFICER, GREENVILLE HQ
Paulette Dunn

Paulette Dunn

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, GREENVILLE HQ
Tonya Crawley

Tonya Crawley

CHIEF PROGRAMS OFFICER, GREENVILLE HQ

Staff

Barbara Hunter-Geer

HOMELESS PREVENTION SPECIALIST
GREENVILLE HQ

Brett Rawl

HMIS SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR
GREENVILLE HQ

Chris Rubio

PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST 
GREENVILLE HQ

Daniel Foley

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

David Lewis

HVAC & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Demario Long

SPECIALIZED NEIGHBORHOOD COORDINATOR 
REEDY PLACE

Diamond Crider

HOMELESS OUTREACH SPECIALIST

Felicia Blassingame-Meadows

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT COORDINATOR 
GREENVILLE HQ

Harley Tabb

DATA ANALYST / IT SPECIALIST 
GREENVILLE HQ

Jameel Legagneur

COORDINATED ENTRY SYSTEM MANAGER 
GREENVILLE HQ

Jade McKenzie

STAFF ACCOUNTANT 
GREENVILLE HQ

Kendra Meeks Rice

COMMUNITY INTAKE SPECIALIST 
GREENVILLE HQ

Lance Powers

SECURITY 
REEDY PLACE

Lyndsie Johnson

SERVICES MANAGER 
GREENVILLE HQ

Michelle Gerald

ERAP CASE MANAGER 
GREENVILLE HQ

Monica Bryant

ASSISTANT REAL ESTATE OPERATIONS MANAGER 

Naomi Campbell

SPECIALIZED NEIGHBORHOOD MANAGER, SUNSET VILLAGE, SHELTER PLUS CARE 

Nathalie Oliver

SENIOR A/R & A/P SPECIALIST
GREENVILLE HQ

Natalie Wilson

INTAKE SPECIALIST
GREENVILLE HQ

Ravon Patton

COMMUNITY INTAKE SPECIALIST
GREENVILLE HQ

Tawanna Henderson

REAL ESTATE OPERATIONS MANAGER
GREENVILLE HQ

Thomas Wood

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS INN AT TR

Board of Directors

Britt Gillespie

ALINE CAPITAL INVESTMENT RD
BOARD CHAIR

Denise Franklin

REALTOR, BLACKSTREAM/CHRISTIE'S 
SECRETARY

Shane Hennessy

RETIRED COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER
VICE CHAIR

Brian Thomas

OWNER, AeGID FINANCIAL GROUP, INC
TREASURER

Julia Mullen

GREENVILLE MENTAL HEALTH, RETIRED

Diane Keller

WEST END COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Avery S. Martin

DEPT OF SOCIAL SERVICES,
LAURENS COUNTY

Jack Read

THE READ LAW FIRM, LLC

Kyle Putman

PRESIDENT/PARTNER,
REALOP INVESTMENTS

Jervelle Fort

 SC DHEC

Jim Boyd

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT,
UNITED BANK 

Jessica Salvini

SC FAMILY COURT JUDGE
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Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

United Housing Connections boasts a passion for tackling the complex issues necessary to interrupt the cycle of homelessness. We embrace the idea that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion contribute to our success and strive to look at everything we do through this lens. United Housing Connections stands firmly against racial injustice in any form. Our organization will continue to raise its voice in support for equity for people of color and all those who suffer disparity across our community, in our country and around the world.

Read our full statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion here.