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Awards

Greensboro Housing Authority has a tradition of being honored as the recipient of numerous awards. GHA is proud of its many programs, staff and residents that have received recognition on behalf of the housing authority.

Since 1991, GHA has been designated a High Performer in the US Department’s Public Housing Assessment System and Public Housing Management Assessment Program each year.

Since 2000, GHA has been designated a High Performer eight times and a Standard Performer three times in HUD’s Section Eight Management Assessment Program.

In 2000, GHA was awarded HUD Best Practices recognition for GHA’s Africa-American History and Cultural Arts Program.

In 2003, GHA was awarded Most Creative and Enthusiastic Campaign Award for GHA’s United Way campaign.

Beginning in FY 2005, GHA has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers’ Association each year for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Reporting.

In 2006, GHA was awarded the Homes4NC Affordable Housing Achievement Project of the Year for the success of Willow Oaks.

In 2007, GHA, in partnership with Socialserve.com and the City of Greensboro, received the Award of Excellence in Administrative Innovation for Socialserve.com’s Greensboro rental property search website.

In 2008, GHA was awarded the Outstanding Single Project Award for Restoration of the Hampton Homes community and enhanced landscaping and streetscape along South Elm-Eugene Street by Greensboro Beautiful.

In 2010, GHA’s homeownership program ranked 24th nationally and #1 statewide in the number of closings. HUD recognized GHA as one of the most successful programs of its type in the county.

In 2012, GHA was selected by the Greensboro Beautiful panel of judges to receive the organization’s May 2012 Business Landscape Award.  GHA’s Central Office property located at 450 North Church Street was honored for its “outstanding contribution to the beautification of our city”. 

 In 2012, GHA received the Building Healthy Homes award during the Housing Summit for the construction of a new community building and the renovation of existing apartments at Stoneridge, a Greensboro public housing community that is designated for the elderly. 

 In 2013, a resolution was presented and adopted by the City of Greensboro for GHA’s work throughout Greensboro and, in particular, for the modernization of Claremont Courts.

In 2013, GHA was awarded the 2012 Spirit of North Carolina Award by the United Way of North Carolina for its overall commitment to United Way and the generous support of management and employees.

 In 2013, GHA was the winner of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina’s statewide Get Fit Challenge.  The 40 GHA employees who participated in the program lost a total of 207 pounds and improved their fitness level by 59.61%.

National Award of Merit from the National Association for Housing and Redevelopment Officials:

 

2000 – INASMUCH – A partnership established with the faith-based community in Greensboro, INASMUCH provides groceries and other needed items to those living in GHA communities.

2002 – Mother’s Morning Out – A component to GHA’s Family Self Sufficiency Program, Mother’s Morning Out provided a variety of training workshops to boost the participants’ self esteem and teach needed job-seeking skills.

2003 – Solar Energy Study Project – NC A&T University students installed Photovoltaic panels atop a GHA building in order to study the practicality and measure potential savings that could be realized through the use of solar energy.
 
2005 – Computer Tots – In cooperation with COMPUTERTOTS, weekly computer classes for children 3-5 years old in GHA communities were established to teach computer awareness, to build the skills needed for Kindergarten, and instill self-confidence in a positive, social environment.
 
2005 – Safety Incentive Program –The Safety Incentive Program was implemented with the objective to reduce the number of days lost due to on-the-job injuries, thereby increasing productivity in the short run and, in the long run, reducing worker’s compensation insurance rates and increasing morale. The program awards employees one hour off for each month GHA experiences a “zero-days-lost” month.

2006 – HOPE VI Development – A massive redevelopment effort to transform one of Greensboro Housing Authority’s oldest public housing communities to a mixed-income community, Willow Oaks is a beautiful mixed-income community that features rental and homeownership opportunities.

2006 – Welcome Home Homeownership
- The Welcome Home Homeownership Program was established as a one-stop shop for participants. Extensive case management combined with assistance from local housing and credit counseling agencies before, during, and after the home purchase has made this a successful program.

2007 – Socialserve.com Thanks to a partnership between Greensboro Housing Authority and socialserve.com, Greensboro residents now have easy access to affordable housing properties. Simply by visiting www.socialserve.com and selecting their preferred language, bedroom size, rent range and area, participants can view a customized list of the latest affordable housing.

2008 – Holy Hook Up Addressing the material needs of public housing residents through a partnership with Welfare Reform Liaison Project, Holy Hook Up allows residents to purchase needed paper and personal items, normally not covered by other assistance programs, at very reduced prices.

2009 – Operation Smart Choices (OSC) Unique in design, the OSC program provides youth the opportunity to spotlight the problems of gang involvement, substance abuse, and other teen health risks they face in their lives and share their solutions using their thoughts, talents and points of view in this theatrical production program.

2010 – Willow Oaks Congregational Nursing Program A program established in partnership with Moses Cone-Wesley Long Community Health Foundation and Greensboro’s faith community to provide free wellness, health education and chronic disease management services to residents of the Willow Oaks Community.

2011 – Hampton Homes Modernization and Landscaping Awarded to GHA for the large-scale interior and exterior renovations of 275 existing apartments, the addition of a resource center, and the extensive landscape design that transformed this public housing community.

2013 - Computer Explorers - Pre-K and Mommy Class - Designed to enhance the development of preschool children, while also preparing “Mommy” to enter the workforce, the computer class assists three to four-year-old preschool children with school readiness while allowing parents computer time to create resumes and complete job searches online. 

Human Service Award from the Southeastern Regional Council of the National Association for Housing and Redevelopment Officials:

2007 – Holy Hook Up – Addressing the material needs of public housing residents through a partnership with Welfare Reform Liaison Project, Holy Hook Up allows residents to purchase needed paper and personal items, normally not covered by other assistance programs, at very reduced prices.

2008 – Operation Smart Choices – Unique in design, the OSC program provides youth the opportunity to spotlight the problem of gang involvement, substance abuse and other teen health risks they face in their lives, and to share their solutions using their thoughts, talents, and points of view in this theatrical production program.

2009 – Internship Program – By establishing a partnership with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, GHA became an internship unit for the Joint Social Work Field Instruction Program and expanded the students’ classroom to include real-world experiences at GHA.

2012 – Stoneridge Renovations Renovations to the elderly-designated public housing community included the installation of chair lifts in all bi-level apartments; the modification of three, two-story apartments to one-story, handicap accessible homes; and the addition of a 1,650 square-foot community center built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) silver certification.

 
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