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April 23 “Making Homes Safer” Event Offers Something for Everyone

Post Date:03/28/2019 9:14 AM

Are you involved in real estate, residential construction, health or social services, or do you own a home or want to purchase a home soon? If so, Making Homes Safer is an all-encompassing event that has something for everyone and every information session, class and certification training session is free.

Sessions run from 8 am to 7:30 pm Tuesday, April 23, at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center, Rooms 1-4, 1921 Gate City Blvd.

The event sessions are separated into four categories:

• Real estate professionals, investors and landlords
• Construction contractors
• Health and social services professionals and housing inspectors
• Homeowners, potential homebuyers and rental tenants

You are not limited to any of these categories; you may register to attend any session you are interested in.

All certification training sessions require advance registration online here.

Registration is recommended for all other sessions and classes, by also visiting online here.

Full descriptions of each session, along with times and room locations, are listed on this City Web page.

Making Homes Safer is presented by the City’s Neighborhood Development Department and US Department of Housing and Urban Development. It is designed to explain the City’s Lead Safe Housing Program and its grant opportunities, help create economic opportunities by certifying contractors to perform safe housing services, improve the quality of the housing stock in Greensboro, and encourage homeownership.

Highlights from each category of sessions include:

Real estate professionals, investors and landlords
Information sessions on:
• Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Inspections
• City Lead and Healthy Homes Programs
• Integrated pest management

Construction contractors
Certification training for:
• Lead Abatement (two-day class, April 23-24)
• Renovation, Repair and Painting (one-day class, April 23)
Information sessions on:
• Environmental hazards repairs and laws and regulations
• Becoming a contractor with the City’s Neighborhood Development Department

Health and social services professionals and housing inspectors
Certification training for:
• Healthy Homes Specialist (Environmental Specialists will receive continuing education credit)
Information sessions on:
• Health Effects from Unhealthy Homes
• City Lead and Healthy Homes Programs
• Integrated pest management

Homeowners, potential homebuyers and rental tenants
Classes in:
• Home maintenance
• Homebuyer Boot Camp
Information sessions on:
• Code compliance
• City Lead and Healthy Homes Programs

Questions? Call the City’s Neighborhood Development Department at 336-373-2349.
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