NLC Keeping Families Housed Webinar Recording

NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES WEBINAR How Cities Can Help Renters Navigate the Eviction Cliff With COVID-19 forcing millions of Americans into unemployment and temporary eviction moratoria about to expire as emergency orders end, renter households are in jeopardy of evictions. This webinar will highlight how two different regions of the country are taking preventative action to help residents prepare...

WRRI Annual Conference 2020 Virtual Session

Fostering engagement in the Cottage Grove neighborhood through community involvement in riparian cleanup to enhance stormwater quality Tatiana Height (Project Coordinator) and Stephen Sills (PI) UNC-Greensboro Center for Housing and Community Studies Direct Correspondences to: tcheight@uncg.edu This community engaged project with residents of the Cottage Grove neighborhood in East Greensboro,...

Eviction & Rental Assistance in the time of COVID19

A White Paper by Bruce Rich, Center for Housing & Community Studies Before the pandemic, Greensboro’s renters were being evicted at an alarming rate, and this was in an economic environment marked by years of expansion and low unemployment. Sustained strong economic activity, though great for some, drove rents up in Greensboro and vacancy rates down. Renters increasingly were forced to pay an...

Invest Health Cross Team Visit – Spokane

INVEST HEALTH SUMMIT SHOWCASES SPOKANE’S COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT By Craig Howard, Community Relations-Development Manager, Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners (SNAP) The gathering in Spokane lasted less than three full days but the positive impact is still reverberating in places like Greensboro, North Carolina and Grand Rapids, Michigan. On Feb. 25-27, Spokane hosted an Invest Health conference...

Affordable and Healthy Homes

Addressing the intertwined issues of housing affordability and healthy living environments calls for a coordinated, multi-prong, systemic approach; one that brings together community members, developers, state and local governments, health care providers, philanthropy advocates, and other stakeholders. North Carolina has the opportunity to change the current system that has resulted in zones of...

Fannie Mae Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge

The UNCG Center for Housing and Community Studies is excited to be a partner on a two-year award to Guilford County schools. The Fannie Mae Challenge $500,000 award will be used to promote construction trades and develop a pipeline to well-paying jobs while also addressing issues of housing repair in our community. Guilford County Schools was one of five groups nationwide to be awarded a contract...

Resilience High Point

Community Needs Assessment The High Point Resilience Action Group is an alliance of public, private, and non-profit organizations collaborating to develop integrated infrastructure that empowers all individuals and families to thrive. Resilience High Point aims to: ADDRESS income disparity by workforce development and education training. ADVOCATE for expanded and enhanced transportation systems. PROVIDE...

CHCS Featured on Landgrid

The Center for Housing and Community Studies was featured in the December 2019 issue of People of Landgrid for our work using the Loveland Technologies parcel survey software in many of its projects across North Carolina. In 2019 Loveland merged its makeloveland.com and sitecontrol.us sites into landgrid.com: asimple site for property data, parcel maps, and field surveys. Read more about our work...

Health Impact Team

We are continuing to refine our Health Impact Team (HIT) process and expand referrals in order to provide comprehensive housing resource navigation and emergency repair assistance to low income households in order to improve housing stability, home habitability, and reduce housing cost burden.