The Greensboro Summit goals to broaden reasonably priced housing, promote wholesome dwelling situations, and cut back evictions and persistent homelessness, in response to native information
Although “a lot of work” has been done in the Summit / Cone Apartments and many of the apartments have been re-let, finding affordable housing in Greensboro remains a major challenge.
Real estate experts estimate that around 26,000 people in Greensboro live in houses or apartments that cost more than 30 percent of their wages in monthly rent. Byerly calls these people “rent charged” and he’d love to see that number go down.
Affordable housing is within reach, experts say, but it takes a massive effort from property owners, financial agencies, health care providers, and government officials to devise complex programs to address a complex problem.
According to proponents of affordable housing, every year a good idea or new connection comes from the Greensboro Housing Summit, and the planners hope this year’s event will generate enough ideas in seven hours to improve the problem next year.
Although open to the public, reservations for the Wednesday Summit are already sold out.
The event is hosted by the Housing Coalition, which can guide people to housing opportunities while working with public and private officials to improve the quality and number of affordable housing units. Byerly said the group helped 22 families who were forced to move out of Summit / Cone to find new places to live.