Housing and health symposium at UNC Greensboro

Posted on May 23, 2018

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Symposium offers new tools for community revitalization

The UNC Greensboro Center for Housing and Community Studies, in conjunction with the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation, will host a symposium on June 1 on the use of data to revitalize housing and health in mid-sized cities. U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson is slated to attend the event on the UNCG campus as part of the kick off for National Healthy Homes Month.

The Innovations in Planning for Better Community Housing and Health Symposium  is open to city planners, community officials, nonprofits, researchers, students, advocates and other professionals whose work relates to health and housing.

The event is funded by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and Invest Health, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Reinvestment Fund initiative to aid U.S. neighborhoods facing the greatest barriers to good health. Symposium organizers include leaders from the UNCG Center for Housing and Community Studies, the Greensboro Housing Coalition, the City of Greensboro, Cone Health, East Market Street Development Corporation, and more.

A registration fee of $15 will cover meals and parking. For more information go to: https://chcs.uncg.edu/research/projects/innovations-in-planning-for-better-community-housing-and-health.

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