The Center for Housing and Community Studies (CHCS) brings together faculty and student researchers to focus on the issues of housing, segregation, and community development. They address the social problems of homelessness, equitable housing, safe housing, affordable housing, and sustainable community development through a multidisciplinary and multi-method approach. CHCS stimulates the development and facilitation of social and community-based housing research, evaluation, and practice in the context of institutional and community collaborations.

On the first Friday of each month, the Center for Housing and Community Studies hosts a “Housing Hangout” event. The next session will focus on Housing and Transportation and will be held on November 4th from 11:30am-1:30PM in Room 1607 of the MHRA Building at UNCG.

Oct 2016 CHCS Housing Hangout at Triad Stage (Photo Courtesy of CHCS)
Oct 2016 CHCS Housing Hangout at Triad Stage (Photo Courtesy of CHCS)

A “Housing Hangout” is an informal space in which community housing advocates, city officials, university researchers, students, and members of the public gather to discuss housing and community development issues. These informal talks allow us to hear about on-going programs, discuss findings of housing-related studies, share information about community events, as well as to develop strategic plans and partnerships to move the needle on providing decent and affordable housing in our community.

To learn more about the Center, visit their website.

(Adapted from Story Submission by Catherine Choi, CHCS Office Manager/Research Assistant.)