Greensboro Housing Hub strives to be a single level of contact for individuals in want of reasonably priced housing |
The city stepped in with $ 250,000 if the backers matched the amount.
“It took us about five calls to raise this money,” said Walker Sanders, president of the Greater Greensboro Community Foundation, adding that the recently passed home loan should make more money available.
Sanders spoke of other efforts, including breaking the ground at the old Printworks Mill to be turned into affordable housing for low-income families as part of a $ 54 million business development by a Wisconsin-based company, partially funded by historical funds – Conservation and tax credits for affordable housing.
The agencies underlying the hub aim to reach beyond the 6,000 low-income people currently being provided with housing, education and training services.
Some of the people walking through the housing hub doors may be directed to Habitat, which offers interest-free mortgage loans. Habitat is not a giveaway – families enrolled in the program will have to work on the house and pay the mortgage. Current Habitat homeowners work in a variety of occupations including educators, machine operators, and warehouse workers.
Other people may need help finding affordable rental housing to get out of homeless shelter or a lawyer negotiating with a landlord about necessary repairs to a rental home they already live in.