Advancing Safe and Healthy Homes for Children and Families

Greensboro Housing Coalition receives $25,000 grant from
the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro

"The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro has awarded Greensboro Housing Coalition (GHC) a $25,000 grant.  This grant is a partial match to The Kresge Foundation’s $125,000 grant that was awarded in July, 2015. 

GHC is an advocate for safe, fair and affordable housing for low and moderate income people in Greensboro. The Kresge Foundation partnered with just five non-profits nationwide in December, 2012, to address environmental and housing challenges such as asthma-triggering allergens, fire hazards, substandard insulation, weatherization, structural problems, and neighborhood nuisances such as abandoned buildings.  GHC was one of the five non-profit that was picked by the Kresge Foundation.  Kresge recognized the importance of GHC’s work in Greensboro and added an additional $125,000 to continue GHC’s effort. 

Greensboro Housing Coalition has now undertaken the task of matching Kresge’s $125,000  by July, 2016. “The matching funds will help us serve more people in the community, stated executive director, Brett Byerly.  “GHC and our partners know how crucial this work is in the health of children and families,” Byerly continued, “mold, pests, lead paint and other safety hazards put children at risk everyday here in Greensboro.  The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro has taken the lead in matching funding and we hope that other folks will realize the importance of our “Healthy Homes” work.”

Many low income tenants do not realize their rights or don’t know how to advocate for themselves when they are living in substandard housing.  Part of GHC’s mission is educate both the tenant and the landlord on both parties’ rights and responsibilities.  GHC’s Healthy Homes Team are headed by a Public Health Educator, the entire team is committed to the holistic needs of the children and familes of our community.  To learn more about GHC or to donate to the matching funds visit:"

- A Press Release

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