Greensboro Housing Coalition and the Interactive Resource Center present A Different Kind of Bus Tour Greensboro: The Invisible Community

"Each fall for the past 12 years, Greensboro Housing Coalition (GHC) has hosted a Healthy Homes bus tour.  The bus tour goes to parts of Greensboro that most people avoid.  GHC shows the good, the bad, and the ugly of substandard housing and homelessness. 

This year’s bus tour will be a little different: informative, more hands-on, and a lot more interactive.  GHC is partnering with the Interactive Resource Center (IRC) for their tour this year.  Participants will learn about the vital role that the IRC plays serving the needs of people experiencing homelessness or those at imminent risk of becoming homeless in Greensboro:  The Invisible Community.  We’ll also explore a different side of what Greensboro Housing Coalition does in the city.

The tour is going to be an opportunity to see the day-to-day trials of folks experiencing substandard housing, homelessness and foreclosure.  Brett Byerly, Executive Director of GHC states, “Despite the great success of our three programs: Homeless Prevention, Foreclosure Prevention and Healthy Homes, the need for our services is still great.  Dozens of people in crisis housing situations call us every day, needing help, needing hope.” 

The tour will be on October 27, 2015, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. The buses will leave and return from the IRC at 407 East Washington Street.  After the tour, participants are invited to a Community Conversation in the IRC Day Room to discuss what they have seen and learned.  Light refreshments will be served.
This event is free and open to the public. 

Since 1989, GHC has been the voice for Greensboro residents who have problems with housing and few resources to solve them.  GHC has prevented foreclosures, corrected health risks in homes, located affordable rentals and reduced homelessness for 25 years.  GHC’s reputation as a housing advocate is known nationwide. 

The IRC, founded in 2009, is Greensboro’s only day center for people experiencing homelessness. They offer a variety of services and programs, including showers, laundry, mail, jobs skills classes, case management and a medical clinic on site."

- A Press Release

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