Evicted from Opportunity

27 million people in the U.S. were evicted from their homes in 2015. Eviction is a phenomenon that harms individuals, families, and entire communities, and it’s associated with negative outcomes such as gentrification, the reproduction of poverty, and increasing rent. In addressing this issue, the Center for Housing and Community Studies is pursuing research examining how eviction,...

Building a Compassionate Community

Reducing Stigma & Substance Use Reducing Stigma & Substance Use Mar 30th 9 AM – 12 PM Jamestown Friends Meeting 509 Guilford Rd, Jamestown, North Carolina 27282

STUDENTS WORK TO IMPROVE HOUSING

On Feb 24 2019 Caileigh Peterson of Spectrum News interviewed  Stephanie Sistare Hill Program Coordinator for the Environmental Health Unit at CHCS: “A lot of houses that are pre-1978 have a high risk for lead exposure. We are going door to door. We’re working in three different neighborhoods in Greensboro — Proximity, Rosewood, and Glenwood,” Stephanie...

Free Property Improvements for Lead Safe Housing

The City of Greensboro provides lead paint hazard reduction services at no cost as part of its Lead Safe Housing Program. If your home meets all of the criteria below, it could qualify for a federal grant funded repair program. Was your home built before 1978? Properties built before 1978 often used lead in paint and other building materials. These materials may be hazardous to the...

Apartment Complex Linked To Asthma Cases

On the Nov 20 2018 edition of WFMW New 2, Jessica Winters interviews Dr. Stephen Sills of the Center for Housing and Community Studies regarding asthma hotspots: “There are two elements to this: there’s the data on respiratory illnesses that came from Cone Health, and we looked at patient level individual admissions to emergency rooms in 2016,” Stephen Sills said. He is the...

GIS Intern for Spring 2019

GIS Intern Spring 2019: Work with the CHCS GIS Specialist and staff to develop maps illustrating community data. The GIS intern will primarily use ArcGIS and ArcOnline to develop maps. The intern will also gain experience gathering data necessary for the project. When needed, the intern may write reports or provide research support. Skills and Abilities:

NEW TOOLS FOR CONSIDERATION

In June 2018, Ashley Williams Clark of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and Courtney Morton of the Mecklenburg County Community Support Services reviewed Lessons Learned From UNCG’s Housing & Health Symposium: “These data-driven approaches pave the way for solutions that can increase the supply of affordable housing while maximizing limited resources and strengthening neighborhoods....