Viola: Greenville, SC
“When I got out of the military, my goal was to become a homeowner,” Shawn Coleman (pictured with his family) says. “I never
thought I’d be able to in my old neighborhood.” In 2002, Shawn and his wife, Sandra, bought one of the more than 90 new homes
in the neighborhood and inherited a second house, which they’ve kept as an investment. He isn’t the only former resident to
learn the benefits of ownership. “Former renters are learning to be homeowners. Viola has turned a lot of broken dreams into
new dreams,” says neighborhood association president Vincent Green.
Learn more about Viola and the city of Greenville