Special Event – Contaminants in Soil & Drinking Water

Findings from recent research on soil lead exposure risk in Greensboro & contaminants in residential tap water in High Point. FRIDAY MARCH 19th NOON REGISTER AT: http://go.uncg.edu/contaminants Harmful materials were once used in construction of homes like asbestos, formaldehyde, chromated copper arsenic, and lead and have been shown to impact the health of residents. Likewise, the quality of...

Exclusion by Design

One of the best ways for families to pass down wealth is through home equity. However, home ownership has been unattainable for many African Americans. Historical discriminatory lending regulations have led to systemically-ingrained segregation through the zoning practice of “redlining.” Click here for the CHCS PowerPoint: Redlining Gentrification and its Impacts Watch the panel session:

Payton Foh awarded inaugural CHCS Faculty Research Fellowship

Dr. Erica Payton Foh in Public Health Education is the Center for Housing and Community Studies’ inaugural Faculty Research Fellow. The yearlong fellowship supports one faculty member per year who is pursuing community-engaged, impactful, and innovative public scholarship related to the Center’s mission. Dr. Payton Foh’s research focuses on violence prevention. Her work seeks to understand the current...

CHCS Eviction Mediation Project expands to High Point, covering all of Guilford County

Greensboro, N.C. (January 4, 2021) – UNC Greensboro (UNCG) and the Foundation for a Healthy High Point (FHHP) are bringing the Eviction Mediation Project to High Point, to address a wave of evictions resulting from the pandemic as well as the city’s higher than average eviction rates in previous years. “Our comprehensive program will provide relief to an overburdened court system and help to coordinate...

December Community Workday: An End of the Year Triumph

Our latest quarterly workday took place on December 5th along tributaries of the Buffalo Creek in the Cottage Grove neighborhood. We had another great turnout with 30 community volunteers from the Health Impact Team at CHCS, Partnership to End Homelessness AmeriCorps members, neighborhood residents, and staff from the Cottage Garden’s Resource Center. The workday is intended to raise awareness...

UNCG Rapid Responses to COVID19

Pivot Point EXCERPT FROM ARTICLE BY SUSAN KIRBY-SMITH As infrastructures stalled or failed, it became clear that communities served by UNCG centers were in the middle of Guilford County’s COVID-19 “hot spots.” Directors and their staff had to move quickly, in ways outside of their usual “accompaniment model” of service. Tiarra Brown and Deanelle Thompson outside the CHCS Cottage Gardens Resource...

Panel on Homelessness

CHCS Director Stephen Sills took part as moderator of the Hunger + Homelessness Awareness Week Panel. Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual program where people come together across the country to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness. At UNCG, the Office of Leadership & Civic Engagement works with campus partners and a student planning committee to plan and...