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Governing Magazine: Where Evictions Are Most Common

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

WUNC: Greensboro Eviction Rates Are Among The Highest In The Country

On May 10, 2018, Frank Stacio and Dana Terry interviewed Dr. Stephen Sills about Greensboro’s eviction rates, for WUNC’s The State of Things:  “Stephen Sills is the director of The Center for Housing and Community Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. He says there is plenty of housing in Greensboro, but the … Continued

Triad City Beat: Dangerous housing, evictions, supply all go together

On May 10, 2018, Jordan Green wrote about links between dangerous housing, evictions, and supply in Triad City Beat:  “We wonder why people, especially children, are forced to live in dangerous housing conditions. As the neighbor of the devastated Congolese family attests, part of the answer has to do with … Continued

UNCG & Guilford County join MetroLab Network

Bringing data, analytics and innovation to local government Very excited by our partnership with Guilford County Government on important community projects including Guilford County Solution to the Opioid Problem​ and the CHCS Eviction Diversion Research Project. UNC Greensboro and Guilford County have announced a joint agreement as the newest members … Continued

Greensboro’s Eviction Crisis

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

Evictions are a complex issue impacting the entire community

10 of 13 (77%) interviewees experienced homelessness immediately following the eviction Evictions are a complex issue. In our recent analysis of summary ejectment court proceedings, we found that 99% of cases involve non-payment of rent (based on landlord filing). While other municipalities have begun to consider “right to counsel” ordinances … Continued