More than 1,500 Residents Served by Two City Housing Programs
During the 2016-17 fiscal year, more than 1,500 area residents were served by two of the City of Greensboro Neighborhood Development Department’s federally granted programs.
The City’s homelessness prevention program included $177,096 in Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) money awarded to neighborhood development and administered by Partners Ending Homelessness and $176,130 in Community Development Block (CDBG) Grant money, also awarded to neighborhood development. Together, this funding assisted 1,435 people in need of emergency and transitional shelter, rapid rehousing, tenant-based rental assistance, and housing stabilization.
For fiscal year 2017-18, the Neighborhood Development Department has been awarded $182,064 in ESG funding and $176,130 in CDBG funding to again provide homelessness prevention services.
The City’s Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program included $312,265 in grant money to serve seven NC counties, including Guilford. Neighborhood development contracts with Central Carolina Health Network to provide housing assistance to those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. This funding assisted 81 households.
For fiscal year 2017-18, the Neighborhood Development Department has been awarded $370,437 to again provide HOPWA services.
“Every community’s goal is to make sure all its residents are safe, healthy and secure in proper housing, and Greensboro is no different,” says Stan Wilson, Neighborhood Development director. “Thanks to the grants our City receives to help us achieve our goal, our homelessness prevention programs and HOPWA will continue to work with the community to provide the services most needed.”
For more information about these programs, call neighborhood development at 336-373-2538.