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Children don't start out dreaming of being homeless, but over 800 children in Guilford County are homeless today.
Homelessness is preventable.

We can help. You can, too. Get involved with your coalition!
Need help in Greensboro? Call the Housing Hotline at 336-691-9521

Se habla español. On parle Français. PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL THIS WEBSITE; due to SPAM, we do not respond to Contact Submissions, so please CALL 336-691-9521 with questions. Thank you! Make a REAL difference in housing! From now until August 15, to give to GHC every time we prevent a foreclosure, move a family into housing, prevent an eviction, or make a home healthy. Send your PLEDGE to beth@greensborohousingcoalition.com and we will email

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you about each success so that you can click the DONATE button to pay. In the Summer2011 newsletter, read about the work of each program. Also in the Summer2011 newsletter, read the ADVOCACY issues before the city council, NC Legislature, and Congress. Review the articles below about the proposed legislation to limit local government authority to do periodic inspections such as RUCO and call your representatives in the North Carolina House to tell them we need effective policies to prevent substandard housing. RUCO, Greensboro’s Rental Unit Certificate of Occupancy ordinance, requires that all rental housing pass inspection before being rented. Despite dramatic success in preventing housing from becoming substandard, the current RUCO policies would be eliminated through proposed state legislation. Read RUCONews&RecordEditorials. Read the research that Dr.Chenoweth published in the American Journal of Public Health about the economic cost of NC children’s health care related to substandard housing. And look up your legislators on http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/GIS/Representation/Representation.html to call today about S. 683. For more information about the National Housing Trust Fund, go to http://www.nlihc.org/template/page.cfm?id=40. For more information about the North Carolina Housing Trust fund, go to http://www.nchousing.org/advocacy. The 7th Annual Healthy Homes Bus Tour video documentary is now online! Read the HealthyHomesHandout. Click HERE for the video.
BE EARLY ADOPTER OF BETTERBUILDINGS. Plan to save energy! Step 1 is getting an energy assessor to check your home or business and recommend changes that will cut energy usage by at least 15%; the city will rebate 50% of the cost of the assessment up to certain levels. Step 2 is getting the recommended work done; the city will rebate up to 20% of the energy upgrade cost and the other 50% of the energy assessment. Funding limits apply to these rebates. Call the city’s contact center at 373-2489 for complete information before you start. Here are key documents about the BetterBuildings program from www.greensboro-nc.gov (select the Go Green box for full information about the BetterBuildings Program): EarlyAdopterFAQ EarlyAdopterPolicy EarlyAdopterApplication.
Read the Winter2011 edition of the GHC Advocate! Click on Fall2010 for the fall newsletter.

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ALERT! ALERT! ALERT! Planning to repair or paint a home built before 1978? Because many older homes have lead paint under the newer layers of paint, North Carolina has a new Renovation, Remodeling, and Painting Rule (RRP) that went into effect January 1, 2010. The basic requirements are 1) Warn occupants by giving the booklet “Renovate Right” (which you can download renovaterightbrochure) and posting signs to keep people out of the work area. 2) Contain the work area to keep dust from spreading in the home and surrounding neighborhood. 3) Don’t use machine sanders, heat guns, or torches. 4) Safely store and transport waste from the work area. 5) Clean the work area until no dust or residue remains. Workers must be certified to do this work in pre-1978 homes and child-occupied facilities. To get certification training, visit http://www.epi.state.nc.us/epi/asbestos/healthaz.html for a list of approved training providers.

Become a Facebook fan and stay informed about actions of the Housing Coalition. Just click on the Facebook logo to the left. Everyone deserves a safe place to live. Our Mission is to advocate for decent, affordable housing for low and moderate income people and those with special needs. The Greensboro Housing Coalition is a referral, informational, and educational organization, assisting clients with a variety of housing problems. PLEASE CALL 336-691-9521 8:30-5:30 TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT:
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Finding emergency shelter, rental housing, or housing with support services. Avoiding eviction or foreclosure. Connecting those who have lost housing due to eviction or foreclosure to agencies who offer services and support. Finding legal help in cases of housing discrimination. Working with tenants to request and receive repairs from landlords. Finding sources for housing expenses in a crisis.

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