Author: Stephen Sills

Guilford County Vaccine Perspectives

COMMUNITY INVITED TO COMPLETE SURVEY ON PERSPECTIVES OF COVID19 VACCINE Greensboro, NC – The Guilford County Department of Public Health in partnership with the UNC Greensboro Center for Housing and Community Studies have jointly launched am online public survey to help obtain information from residents throughout Guilford County on their perspectives on receiving the COVID19 Vaccine. The survey...

October 2021 – Housing Hangout

About this event President Joe Biden came into office at the beginning of this year on waves of expectation, not least in the area of national housing policy. His campaign offered a $640 billion affordable housing plan and promised to fight predatory lenders and landlords, make Section 8 an entitlement, restore fair housing enforcement and much more. Once in office, the administration put housing...

Housing Assistance

For eviction mediation assistance, please contact drnorris2@uncg.edu or call: Renée Norris, Mediation Coordinator @ 336.334.3731  

August Housing Hangout – Childhood Asthma & Housing

Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood often occurring before the age of 5. The exact cause of asthma is unknown, but we know that certain conditions in homes can produce “asthma triggers” such as certain types of dust, mold, and chemicals can invoke an asthma attack. Dr. Kenneth Gruber is a Research Scientist at the Center for Housing and Community Studies and is the author of...

Housing Hangout – Lead Safe Housing, Weatherization, & Repairs

Substandard and hazardous housing conditions are an ongoing issue in Guilford County where more than 5,800 homes lack complete kitchens, over 3,100 have no plumbing, and more than twenty census tracks are designated as having ‘high’ risk of lead exposure due to the age of the housing stock. Many residents face the impact of unaddressed housing conditions as a result of the high cost...

Latest publication from CHCS – Testing residential tap water

Abstract Background In 2015 alone, community water systems serving about 21 million Americans violated the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (US-EPA) water quality standards. While water at community treatment and distribution centers is regularly monitored and tested, little is known about pollutants in the water systems at the household level. Aims This pilot study assessed the...

Housing & Reproductive Justice

SisterSong, a national organization and reproductive justice collective, defines reproductive justice as the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.  Housing insecurity threatens one’s ability to parent their children in a safe and healthy environment. Our panelists will describe the...