Community Housing Solutions’ mission is to provide decent, safe and affordable housing to low-income households working towards the elimination of substandard housing while restoring the dignity and hope to families living in Guilford County neighborhoods.
Community Housing Solutions, (CHS) was originally formed in 2002 - under the name Housing Greensboro - through a partnership between the Center to Create Housing Opportunities, Greensboro Housing Coalition, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro and the City of Greensboro. This occurred after a Housing Summit earlier that year in which a gap in housing services was identified to address substandard housing conditions. The organization was launched as an independent nonprofit in 2007 as it began to expand its staff and capabilities with a continued strong partnership with Habitat. The organization changed its name to Community Housing Solutions in 2013 to better reflect the work and to not have a name that confused homeowners, volunteers or donors with other organizations in Greensboro. Community Housing Solutions is supported by local community volunteers who work alongside skilled construction staff throughout the year. We are funded by individuals, businesses, faith and civic organizations, local foundations, city and state government programs.
Credentials and Awards
Aging Gracefully in Place:
In 2016, CHS was honored to be selected by the National Center for Healthy Housing and Johns Hopkins University as one of four locations in the nation to participate in a national demonstration project called “Aging Gracefully In Place.” Going into homes as a team with physical therapists and nurses to assess homeowner needs and provide necessary accessibility modifications, the project will demonstrate the effectiveness of modifications that help people over 65 years of age stay in their homes safely for more years. Modifications are tailored to the needs of each homeowner and may include the building of access ramps, the addition of grab bars or railings, the installation of ADA toilets and other features.
In 2018, Community Housing Solutions moved into the Greensboro Housing Hub located at 1031 Summit Avenue, Suite 1E-1. The Greensboro Housing Hub is a central location for six affordable housing related nonprofits all serving Guilford County residents. The partnership includes:
- Community Housing Solutions
- Greensboro Housing Coalition
- Habitat for Humanity
- Housing Consultants Group
- Partnership Homes
- Tiny Houses Greensboro
The immense success of other local collaborative projects, like the Family Justice Center, highlights the need for a one-stop location for housing services. The Greensboro Housing Hub will allow individuals to access housing services more quickly and efficiently and will foster collaboration between organizations that help individuals and families struggling with housing, mortgage payments, or those living in substandard conditions. Community Housing Solutions is proud to be part of the Greensboro Housing Hub, and we look forward to the great synergy that will result from this new partnership in Guilford County.