"Completing a housing assessment is an important first step in improving the city's residential areas," explains housing team member and Better Hometown director Cail Hammons. "The baseline data that we collect will be helpful as the housing team works to obtain funding from grants or donations."
Volunteers from the Greensboro Housing Team will visually assess properties from the public right of way and note the condition of residential lots and structures across the city. Housing team members will not access private property or interview property owners.
The team is also hoping to collect information from property owners who are interested in receiving assistance in making needed repairs or maintenance to their homes.
"As the housing team's efforts grow we hope to be able to connect home owners with the resources they need to improve their property," explains Hammons. "We are currently working to determine what kind of needs exist and who might be interested in receiving help."
If you are interested in registering your home for future assistance or volunteer programs offered by the Greensboro Housing Team, please contact Annie Grant at Greensboro City Hall at (706) 453-7967 or complete an online interest form at www.greensborocommunityhousing.com
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 improve housing conditions in Greensboro with technical assistance from the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing.