For our members in Greensboro – You’ve likely heard about what’s been going on with the Heritage House condos and some of you might be wondering how you can help. One need they have is finding affordable housing for some of the displaced residents. We’ve been asked to share the information below on the basic housing needs they have and the contact information for the folks coordinating the effort to help:
Residents still need to find houses or apartments — studios or one- to three-bedroom units — with a monthly rent of $600 or less.
Owners should include their criteria for accepting tenants in their emails.
Here’s the full press release from the City of Greensboro:
City, Partners Solicit Assistance for Heritage House Residents
GREENSBORO, NC (July 23, 2014) – The City of Greensboro and several partner agencies are seeking help from Greensboro residents and property owners as part of the ongoing effort to transition residents from the Heritage House condominiums, 310 W. Meadowview Rd. The list of assistance needed includes furniture donations, affordable housing options, and volunteer assistance to help move residents.
Alternative Housing Options
The City and its partners are seeking affordable rentals that are ready for occupancy. Property owners are encouraged to contact Beth McKee Huger at Greensboro Housing Coalition firstname.lastname@example.org and Lisa Taylor at New Jerusalem Cathedral email@example.com about studio, one, two, and three bedroom houses or apartments, with monthly rent at or below $600 per month. Owners are asked to include selection criteria to facilitate referrals. Greensboro Housing Coalition may inspect rental units before tenants move in. And, as needed, case managers – including Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina representatives – will assist tenants to succeed in their new homes.
The Barnabas Network is accepting furniture and houseware donations, including:
Most needed donations:
Dressers/Chests of drawers
Dining tables & chairs
Mattresses and box springs
Pots and pans
Clean, unstained bedding and linens (pillows, sheets, blankets)
Dishes, silverware & glassware
Basic kitchen utensils
Small appliances (working microwaves, toasters)
Towels (bath, hand & wash)
Barnabas does not accept:
Desks or office furniture
Entertainment Centers or large hutches
The Barnabas Network accepts donations anytime between 8 am and 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Residents who would like to donate outside of those times can call Barnabas at 336-370-4002 to schedule a drop off time. Barnabas may also be able to schedule large furniture donations for pick up. The Barnabas Network is located at 2024 Sixteenth St., behind the Walmart on Cone Boulevard.
Move Action Day
Volunteers are needed to support New Jerusalem Cathedral’s “Move Action Day.” The two-day event takes place from 9 am to 4 pm, July 24-25 with a focus on providing housing counseling, workplace preparation and life skills training, along with housing resources and medical screenings. The event is open to Heritage House residents and to the community at large who are in need of services. For more information, or to assist, residents can contact Lisa Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are needed to support the transport and pick up of furniture and to assist with residents who are moving out of the Heritage House. Residents or groups interested in volunteering can contact Gloria Gray at the City of Greensboro at email@example.com.
Monetary donations may be made to the Emergency Relocation Fund at The Community Foundation of Greensboro. Donations may be made by mail to: 330 S. Greene St., Suite 100, Greensboro, NC 27401, or online at www.cfgg.org. Proceeds will be used to support relocation expenses for residents of the Heritage House and other low income households.
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