Greenville, South Carolina - Greenville Housing Fund (GHF) is pleased to welcome Libba King as Vice President of Real Estate and Capital Markets, starting November 1, 2023.
King will lead and execute GHF’s real estate strategy, and coordinate GHF’s development partnerships and initiatives across the county, including those financed through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program. She will be integral to building an innovative community land trust program utilizing infill development to create and maintain affordable homeownership opportunities in Greenville’s Special Emphasis Neighborhoods.
Bryan Brown, GHF’s President and CEO, describes King’s commitment to finding new affordable housing solutions and her enthusiasm for collaboration as clear from first contact. “Libba’s impressive skillset, tenacity, and willingness to explore creative financing tools and partnerships will be invaluable in advancing our mission goals to preserve and increase the supply of safe, stable affordable housing choices for all of Greenville’s residents.”
King brings a strong affordable housing development and preservation background, as well as portfolio management and land development experience, joining GHF after prior employment at Pacolet Milliken, Hudson Valley Property Group, and Goldman Sachs’ Urban Investment Group. She holds a joint BA/MA from Johns Hopkins University and has developed deep connections across the community through her volunteer work at Jasmine Road, Abundance Capital, and the Greenville Homeless Alliance.
“I am thrilled to join the Greenville Housing Fund team during an important time of growth and development in our community,” says King. “GHF's dedicated staff and talented local partners play a critical role in transforming communities and lives locally through high-quality affordable housing creation and preservation. I look forward to using my passion for enacting positive change through development in a way that aligns so well with GHF’s mission and vision.”
Greenville Housing Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to championing a future of thriving and affordable neighborhoods across Greenville’s diverse communities. Through lending, investing, advocacy, and land-banking, GHF works with community stakeholders, developers, municipalities, and many other partners to preserve and increase the supply of safe, accessible, high-quality, affordable housing for all citizens of Greenville County. In the five years since its inception, GHF has invested over $9 million and leveraged $200 million in creating or preserving over 1,330 units of housing in Greenville County, many affordable to households living on as little as 20% of area median income. GHF recently announced a partnership with the City of Greenville and Truist Bank to invest $12.4 million to generate over 549 units of affordable housing in Greenville’s Special Emphasis Neighborhoods.
Vice President of Real Estate and Capital Markets