(February 27, 2015 – Greensboro, Ga.) Ten members of the Greensboro Community Housing Team attended a housing workshop in Macon, Georgia as part of the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH). Greensboro began its third and final year of the program at the Macon workshop. Greensboro was accepted into the state’s GICH program in 2012.
The Georgia Initiative for Community Housing is a three-year program that provides technical assistance and collaboration for communities as they work towards neighborhood revitalization. The GICH program is presented by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, the University of Georgia, the Georgia Municipal Association, Georgia Power, and Georgia EMC.
"Our Greensboro team has learned a great deal about neighborhood revitalization through the GICH program," explains housing team member and Community Development director Cail Hammons. "Participating in GICH has been a great experience for our team."
Greensboro’s Housing Team has worked to conduct neighborhood clean ups, complete a housing assessment, increase public communication, and intensify code enforcement efforts. In addition the team has provided leadership and public input on the city’s latest Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) award of $500,000 for water line improvements in the Mill Village neighborhood and also facilitated a CHIP grant award for owner occupied housing rehabilitations.
If you are interested in learning more about the Greensboro Housing Team or in receiving assistance for your neighborhood, please visit www.greensborocommunityhousing.com for additional information.
The Greensboro Community Housing Team was formed in 2012 to address housing challenges within the city of Greensboro. The team is made up of volunteers from across the community and seeks to encourage neighborhood revitalization in Greensboro with technical assistance from the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing.
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