The Greensboro Housing Coalition is celebrating its 30th anniversary

GHC is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a Mardi Gras-inspired fundraiser.

GREENSBORO, NC – Greensboro Housing Coalition turns 30! It is a non-profit organization that promotes fair, safe and affordable housing for people with low and middle incomes and for people with special needs.

GHC is celebrating a three year anniversary with a Mardi Gras inspired fundraiser. The birthday party will be an evening of socializing, dancing and a silent auction. Party-goers are encouraged to wear Mardi Gras flair to win the evening’s mask contest, bid on a range of silent auction items, and prepare taste buds for entrees from Painted Plate Catering.

During the celebration, retired Greensboro City Assistant Secretary Barbara Harris will receive the first Beth McKee-Huger Attorney of the Year for her dedicated support and advocacy for affordable housing in Greensboro. The annual award has been renamed to recognize Beth McKee-Huger, a local affordable housing attorney and former executive director of GHC. GHC will also recognize its outgoing CEO, Brett Byerly.

For over 30 years, thousands upon thousands of families have received life changing assistance through the services of GHC. Innovative projects have paved the way for national trends and have served as inspiration across the country. GHC has earned the reputation of a “911 of Housing”. When residential disasters – natural or man-made, widespread or at the household level – threaten the well-being of the people in our community, GHC acts without hesitation to coordinate and support the families affected.

Problems such as homelessness, housing insecurity and affordable housing persist in the US. In the city of Greensboro, almost half of the families have rent charges, according to the GHC. This means that they spend more than 30% of their income on rent and have little to spend on other basic needs. Greensboro is number 7 among the major cities in the country with the highest eviction rates.

“We are moving forward, grateful for the achievements and aware of the work we must do to ensure that those in need are able to secure or maintain fair, safe, healthy and affordable housing,” said Antonia Monk Richburg, Chair of the GHC Board of Directors.

The GHC 30th Birthday Bash is made possible through the generous support of sponsors, including the presentation of sponsors IBERIABANK, City of Greensboro and an anonymous Housing Hero, as well as partner sponsor Lincoln Financial Group.

The GHC 30th Birthday Bash will be held on Thursday at Painted Plate in Vineyard at 3404 Whitehurst Rd. in Greensboro. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the party officially starts at 7:00 p.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Greensboro Housing Coalition and the community it serves. For tickets for the event, click here.

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