UNC Greensboro

CHCS New Faculty Fellow

The Center for Housing and Community Studies of the University of North Carolina Greensboro is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Erica Payton Foh as Faculty Fellow. Dr. Payton Foh, an Associate Professor in UNCG’s Department of Public Health Education, previously held the rotating CHCS faculty fellowship during the … Continued

High Point Eviction Data Report

The Center for Housing and Community Studies announces the release of their important report on evictions in High Point, North Carolina. This project sought to create a local eviction database for the City of High Point for the calendar year 2023. We collected information about each eviction case filed in … Continued

Unaffordable housing

Housing cost-burden refers to the amount of household income spent on housing costs – rent or mortgage, plus utilities. A household is considered to be cost-burdened if housing costs exceed 30% of the income; severe cost-burden refers to households that pay over 50% of their income on housing costs. While … Continued

Goodwill Final Report

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, Inc. and the University of North Carolina Greensboro’s Center for Housing and Community Studies (CHCS) conducted an ambitious community needs assessment across Goodwill’s thirty-one county service area stretching from Cherokee County in the west to Ashe County in the north to Forsyth County in … Continued

Congratulations to Will Burnett (CHCS HIT)!

Community is a main motivator for Will Burnett, who recently graduated with his bachelor’s in public health from the Department of Public Health Education. From working as a field data collector with the Center for Housing and Community Studies (CHCS) to interning with the New Arrival Institute, Burnett applied public … Continued

Racial Equity in Home Ownership

The Center for Housing and Community Studies convened its latest Housing Hangout today with a look at racially-disparate access to home ownership.  Black families face greater obstacles to home ownership – predatory lending, abusive credit scoring, the legacy of redlining, low income. The result: a rate of home ownership that’s … Continued

Mapping Equitable Communities

GIS for Social Good An address is more than where a person lives and receives mail. Places dictate what kind of opportunities people will have, their access to healthy food, education, jobs, and even how long they will live. Mapping can be a powerful visual aid for people to understand … Continued

Get the Lead Out!

Properties built before 1978 often used lead in paint and other building materials. These materials may be hazardous to the health of residents today. The City of Greensboro provides lead paint hazard reduction services at no cost as part of its Lead Safe Housing Program. Lead-Safe Greensboro provides grants to … Continued

When to call code enforcement

In this session we will hear from Mr. Troy Powell, Code Compliance Division Manager at the City of Greensboro. The Code Compliance Division investigates more than 11,000 properties per year to determine if reported issues violate City of Greensboro’s Code of Ordinances. By ensuring safe, healthy places to live, work … Continued

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Panel

Panel: Homelessness in our Community Dr. Stephen Sills, Professor and Director, The Center for Housing and Community Studies, moderates this community-focused panel of professionals who are working to address homelessness in Greensboro. Speakers include representatives from Tiny Houses Greensboro, The Servant Center, NC Housing Coalition, and more! The panelist contact … Continued