Center for Housing and Community Engagement


 Chase Holleman – Guilford County Solution to the Opioid Problem (GCSTOP)

Chase Holleman

Chase Holleman

Chase Holleman, MSW, LCAS-A is a social worker specializing in the needs of persons affected by substance use. Chase’s areas of focus are recovery-oriented systems of care and harm reduction. He brings to GCSTOP both personal experiences as a person in long-term recovery from drug use and professional experience as an advocate and provider of direct services.

While finishing his Master’s in Social Work at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chase developed a naloxone distribution program in High Point that has received state recognition for its success. He also has served as a consultant to a state-wide technical assistance project and co-founded CURE Triad, a local coalition dedicated to the issue of substance use.  He has received awards from The Greensboro Community Foundation and The North Carolina Attorney General’s Office in recognition of his service to the Guilford County Community.

Chase is now leading Guilford County Solution to The Opioid Problem (GCSTOP), a program designed to serve some of our community’s most vulnerable populations; people who have overdosed and others who are at great risk for opioid-related mortality.


PHILLIP SHELDON – Graduate Research Assistant/CHCS Office Manager

Phillip Sheldon

Phillip Sheldon

Phillip Sheldon is a graduate student in the MPA program at UNCG with a concentration in Community and Economic Development.  Phillip’s work at CHCS focuses on local housing policy, eviction, fair lending, rural housing issues. His research in the MPA program is centered around affordable housing finance and municipal finance in general – namely, how cities can finance affordable housing beyond using low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC).

In addition to his work with CHCS, Phillip has served the Greensboro community through AmeriCorps Partnership to End Homelessness. While serving in this capacity he became interested in policies to decrease homelessness in North Carolina and increase efficiency within the homeless service continuum of care (CoC).

He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Kappa Delta, The Golden Chain Society and a recipient of the Carolyn & David Allan Sociological Theory Prize in 2016. Phillip is also honored to have received the following scholarships during his academic career: the Wyatt Lee Martin travel grant; the Becky Jackson Scholarship; and Sociological Prize Endowment.