LETTER OF SUPPORT – COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER GREENSBORO
September 18, 2020
• Co-funding affordable housing developments and agencies/nonprofits (ongoing since 1990s) • Storm Recovery Alliance (2018-19) • Housing Our Community Task Force and Report (2017-18) • Co-sponsoring the City’s Community Listening Sessions on Housing Issues (2016) • Development of the facility for the Interactive Resource Center (2008-09) Throughout our long history of working closely on these efforts and others, we know that the City and CFGG have shared values and a vision of all residents having safe, healthy, and affordable housing. As such, the Community Foundation’s housing initiatives closely align with the goals of this plan and we look forward to making progress together. During these challenging times, the ongoing pandemic has truly demonstrated the importance of the role of housing in public health for all.
City Council City of Greensboro P.O. Box 3136 Greensboro, NC 27402
On behalf of the Community Foundation’s Housing Committee, I am writing to express our support for adopting the Housing GSO 10-year plan commissioned by the City of Greensboro. We believe this plan addresses the needs of many of the cost-burdened households in our community and we stand ready to partner in the plan’s implementation. We believe that this plan positions our community to address critical needs, sets forth pathways to leverage public and private resources to improve and increase our housing stock, and provides ways for community partners to better align and connect. The vision and direction set forth in this plan is strong, and now we urge the City not only to adopt the plan but to ensure that it is fully implemented. Over the years, the Community Foundation has partnered with the City on various housing efforts, including: • Building Stronger Neighborhoods (2001-present) • Greensboro Neighborhood Summit Planning (2019-present) • Emergency Tenant Assistance Partnership Fund (2015-present)
Bob Powell - Chair, Housing Committee and CFGG Board of Directors Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
CC: Anita Bachmann, Board Chair Walker Sanders, President