Housing Summit 2018 - Housing Builds Our Economy

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March 28, 2018 – 8:00AM to 4:00PM
George K’s Banquet Hall
2108 Cedar Fork Drive
Greensboro, NC 27407

Investment in housing builds our economy by supporting a healthy workforce and smart growth. The Return on Investment can be measured in worker productivity, property value appreciation, and medical cost savings.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Parris Glendening, President of Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute and the Governor’s Institute on Community Design; Governor of Maryland 1995-2003; Investment in Housing Builds Our Economy

Moderator: Jeff Thigpen, Guilford County Register of Deeds and an MIT Fellow

Keynote speaker: Hershel Lipow, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Community Affairs: How Redeveloping Housing Builds Our Economy

Our annual housing summit builds momentum around the vision of safe affordable housing. About one in every four Greensboro households is struggling to have a place to live; some are on the streets, some in homeless shelters, more are “staying” in crowded spaces with friends or relatives, but most of them are paying more than a third of their meager incomes to rent places that sometimes make them sick. Lack of affordable stable housing and deteriorating neighborhoods negatively impact education, economic development, and the quality of life we all want.

The Greensboro Housing Coalition, City of Greensboro, HUD, Community Foundation of Greater, along with other organizations, come together annually to educate, inspire, and challenge each other to substantially increase housing options (policy changes and increased resources for repairing and building different kinds of apartments and houses), to support people accessing and maintaining housing (such as tenant education and rental assistance), and to promote collaboration among leadership. We all come together to transform community knowledge and attitudes to support affordable housing.