Housing cost-burden refers to the amount of household income spent on housing costs – rent or mortgage, plus utilities. A household is considered to be cost-burdened if housing costs exceed 30% of the income; severe cost-burden refers to households that pay over 50% of their income on housing costs. While … Continued
In the June 2018 edition of Governing Magazine, Mike Maciag interviewed Dr. Stephen Sills as to why the highest eviction rates were found throughout the Southeast: “For many renters living in southeast Greensboro, N.C., changing addresses is an all-too-familiar endeavor. The mostly low-income residents in these communities of concentrated poverty often … Continued
Many cost-burdened renters in Guilford County are one car-repair, one hospitalization, or one high-utility bill away from being evicted from their homes. Data from the newly released Eviction Lab, the first national database of evictions, shows Greensboro as having the highest eviction rate of large cities in the state and … Continued
Housing Quality in Greensboro Housing quality is an issue for Greensboro residents. Single-family homes in Greensboro are on average over 50 years old, while multi-family homes or apartments are about 35 years old. Waves of development over the years can be seen, with homes built in the 1950s or before … Continued
Much of the focus on addressing affordable housing issue is on building more affordable housing – and rightly so, given the rapid population growth, uneven prosperity, and competitive housing market in our region. However, many communities, urban and rural, have existing housing that is affordable to low- and moderate-income families, … Continued
Shanna Reece from The Servant Center discusses the need for safe and affordable housing for veterans in Greensboro.
Dr. Maria Hanlin, with the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro, discusses the housing crisis in Greensboro and the need for an affordable housing bond.
Gene Brown with Community Housing Solutions discusses the community benefits of investing in safe homes for aging in place.
Mayor Nancy Vaughn discusses issues surrounding affordable housing in Greensboro.
Demand for affordable housing in Greensboro is high, yet, the aging and substandard housing stock does not meet the demand leading to a crisis. Unfortunately, as we have seen the private investment market cannot take care of all the needs for affordable house in Greensboro. It takes public-private partnerships. We … Continued