News Items from UNC Greensboro

On Friday, June 1, UNCG received national attention as the official kick-off site for The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Healthy Homes Month.

Dr. Stephen Sills (in visual), director of the UNCG Center for Housing and Community Studies, organized the Innovations in Planning for Better Community Housing and Health Symposium in conjunction with the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation to share lessons learned, best practices and insights from a variety of thought leaders across the region.

The event drew the attention of HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, who delivered keynote remarks, as well as local dignitaries, business leaders, including Cone Health CEO Terry Akin, along with city planners, community officials, nonprofit leaders, researchers, students, advocates and other professionals whose work relates to health and housing.

See the full story in UNCG Now.

Interested in housing topics? The next Housing Hangout will be held Friday, July 13, noon to 2:00 PM in MHRA Building, Room 1607. The topic will be THE STATE’S ROLE IN HOUSING POLICY. At this Housing Hangout, learn about financial tools that are available for municipalities from state agencies and discuss past and upcoming legislation related to housing.

Snacks and refreshments are provided to all attendees. Presentations will begin at 12:15pm, following 15 minutes of networking for attendees.


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