(September 16, 2013 – Greensboro, Ga.) Ten members of the Greensboro Community Housing Team attended a housing workshop in Rome, Georgia as part of the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH). Greensboro was accepted into the state’s GICH program in 2012 and has successfully completed its first year of participation.
The Georgia Initiative for Community Housing is a three-year program that provides technical assistance and collaboration for communities as they work towards neighborhood revitalization. The GICH program is presented by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, the University of Georgia, the Georgia Municipal Association, Georgia Power, and Georgia EMC.
"Our Greensboro team has learned a great deal about neighborhood revitalization through the GICH program," explains housing team member and Better Hometown director Cail Hammons. "We are off to a great start in the GICH program."
Greensboro’s Housing Team has worked to conduct neighborhood clean ups, complete a volunteer-led housing assessment, increase public communication, and intensify code enforcement efforts. In addition the team has provided leadership and public input on the city’s latest Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) award of $500,000 for water line improvements in the Mill Village neighborhood.
If you are interested in learning more about the Greensboro Housing Team or in receiving assistance for your neighborhood, please contact Annie Grant at Greensboro City Hall at (706) 453-7967 or complete an online interest form at www.greensborocommunityhousing.com
The Greensboro Community Housing Team was formed in 2012 to address housing challenges within the city of Greensboro. The team is made up of volunteers from across the community and seeks to improve housing conditions in Greensboro with technical assistance from the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing.