News & Record: Grab a hammer, because we have work to do

Posted on January 18, 2017

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On February 26, 2016, Susan Ladd covered the Greensboro Housing Coalition’s 2016 Housing Summit for the News and Record:

“More than 50 percent of renters are overburdened, meaning they pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing.

“It’s a big problem to tackle, but we have many of the tools we need to figure out where we should concentrate our efforts.

“Not surprisingly, if you overlay maps showing owner-occupied housing versus rentals, poverty rates, food deserts, abandoned and vacant housing, it shows a clear concentration of disadvantaged neighborhoods in east and south Greensboro.

“But as Stephen Sills noted in his presentation on Wednesday, if you drill deeper, you can find pockets of opportunity within these disadvantaged areas.

“Sills leads the UNC-Greensboro Center for Housing and Community Studies, which is developing a home assessment tool that could be used to do a census of all housing stock in Greensboro.”

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