Community Housing Solutions
Our mission is to provide decent, safe and affordable housing to low-income households working towards the elimination of substandard housing, restoring the dignity and hope to families living in Guilford County neighborhoods.
Our fundraising goal is $3,500. This is the cost to build an access ramp for a homeowner who is elderly and/or disabled.
CHS relies on the helps of 800+ volunteers a year to complete our 150+ home repairs to make homes warmer, drier and safer for low-income homeowners. Since March 13th, we have not be able to utilized the time, talents, and energy of our volunteers. This has resulted in an increase in costs and time needed to complete each home repair project.
Last month, our Executive Director, Gene Brown, met with a homeowner who needed assistance with some outside repairs. From a physical distance, Gene and the homeowner discussed the plan for her repair. “After reviewing the scope of work we were going to do for her, she started crying right in front of me," said Gene. “Every time it rains, she hears water dripping in her back room, and she has worried not knowing how much longer she would be able to live in her home, built in 1939. She had no idea where she would move to or who she could live with. She said her tears were tears of joy and happiness that she hadn’t felt in a long time. She told me she wanted to give me a big hug, but wouldn’t because of the times we are in." This is why we love doing the work at CHS, rebuilding homes and restoring hope. This was a great reminder of how important our programs are to so many in allowing folks to maintain homeownership and prevent possible homelessness. Thank you for your continued support to make these tears of joy possible, even in times like these.
Now more than ever, we realize the importance of having a warm, dry and safe home to shelter in. Please help us to ensure all of our neighbors have a warm, dry and safe place to call home.
View our interview with Human Race Coordinator, Jordan: