Housing Greensboro

Organization Description: 

Housing Greensboro exists in response to a need that was identified by the community and confirmed by the City of Greensboro with its 2005-2009 Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan.

They found:

* 5,580 owner households with incomes less than 50% of Area Median Income (AMI)
* 3,356 households experience some housing problem
* High priority need for repairs to homes owned by elderly and low-income families
* Need for at least 150 basic/emergency repairs during the 2005-2009 performance period

Housing Greensboro's response has been to repair over 100 homes during this time and rehab 6 homes for resale back to low-income homeowners. In September of 2008 the Board of Directors adopted a comprehensive vision to support our mission with new programs to serve homeowner education and more minor home repair needs in our community. We are excited about our past history and excited about what the future holds as we continue to engage volunteers and receive the financial support from our community to pursue our mission which changes lives.

* Licensed 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization

* Certified Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO)

* 25% of board and staff live in low-income neighborhoods

* Licensed General Contractor

* Skilled and experienced staff with over 30 years of cumulative construction experience

* Repaired or rehabbed over 100 homes since inception of programs

* Average cost of major home repair is $7,500

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P.O. Box 3341
Greensboro, NC 27402
Mission Statement: 

Housing Greensboro's mission is to provide decent, safe and affordable housing to low-income households working towards the elimination of substandard housing restoring the dignity and hope to families living in Greensboro neighborhoods.

Core Values and Purposes: Housing Greensboro carries out its mission with the values of compassion, discernment and integrity at the core of every service we provide. Our programs have a focused purpose towards our resourcefulness, community, quality, knowledge, team and ability to empower others. These core values and purposes form the foundation for what we believe is important to realizing our vision.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

"Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings, Sharing Dignity and Hope." ( derived from Isaiah 58:12) Housing Greensboro desires to serve the Lord through repairing homes for families in need to provide safe accommodations for low-income families in Greensboro, NC.

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Housing, Shelter
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Home Improvement and Repairs
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