Mario Brown: Co-Founder of Affordable Upstate

Mario Brown, a Greenville native and co-founder of Affordable Upstate, has been pivotal in reimagining affordable housing. Through N.O.A.H. Property Management, an Affordable Upstate initiative, Brown has launched groundbreaking economic mobility-focused programs that ease economic burdens and enhance accessibility. Among these, the “Flex Pay” Program stands out, allowing residents to align rent payments with their pay schedules.

This program, together with Deposit Alternatives, Positive Credit Reporting, and effective tracking, underscores Brown’s dedication to empowering tenants and fostering economic mobility. His innovative approach not only uplifts the Greenville community but also sets a new benchmark for dignified and accessible housing solutions.

Mario serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Homes of Hope and is a member of the Metropolitan Board of Directors for the YMCA of Greenville.