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GHA Timeline 1941-2017

Greensboro Housing Authority is established. Plans to build 2,500 units over a 10-year period are interrupted by WWII. 1941
  • Smith Homes Elderly, with 30 units, is built.
  • Hampton Homes is completed in two phases with 275 units.
  • Claremont Courts, with 250 units, is built.
  • The Leased Housing Section 23 program is introduced.
  • The first Community Service Coordinator is hired at GHA.
  • Seven smaller communities are developed on scattered sites.
  • Police Neighborhood Resource Centers are established in Claremont Courts, Smith Homes, Morningside Homes and Ray Warren Homes to combat drugs and crime.
  • 1980s
  • Wellness Clinics are established in two GHA communities through a partnership with UNCG School of Nursing.
  • GHA's Central Office is built to house administrative staff.
  • Village Green is closed due to competition from private assisted-living facilities.
  • Willow Oaks, the new HOPE VI community, replaces Morningside Homes, one of GHA's original public housing communities.
  • Willow Oaks is named Homes 4 NC Affordable Housing Achievement Project of the Year.
  • GHA acquires Abby Court (14 units), Woodland Village (27 units) and Foxworth Condominiums (14 units).
  • Smith Homes and Morningside Homes, Greensboro's first public housing communities, open for residents with 400 units each.
  • Ray Warren Homes, with 239 units, is built.
  • Hall Towers opens to serve elderly residents.
  • The first Resident Council election is held.
  • Gateway Plaza is completed providing 271 units for elderly and handicapped residents.
  • Stoneridge, a 50-unit complex of two-bedroom townhouses, is acquired and converted into residences for elderly and handicapped persons. The renovation brings GHA a regional design award from NAHRO.
  • GHA acquires Village Green, a financially distressed hotel, and converts it to a non-subsidized assisted-living facility for seniors and handicapped people.
  • Two additional scattered-site communities - Laurel Oaks and River Birch - are built.
  • GHA is designated an official "Weed & Seed" site by the US Department of Justice.
  • GHA is awarded a nearly $23 million HOPE VI grant to transform obsolete public housing into an attractive mixed-income community.
  • Two additional buildings are constructed on the Foxworth property adding 24 additional affordable condominiums.
  • Major renovations of Hampton Homes, Stoneridge and Claremont Courts are completed.
  • North Pointe at Hicone Purchased (11 units)
  • GHA converts public housing funding to Section 8, Poject Based Voucher funding through the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program.
  • In 2017 all communities, except for Smith Homes and the mixed finance, are converted.
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