Above: Councilmember Sharon Hightower leads a portion of the housing forum.

At a meeting yesterday organized by the city of Greensboro, Guilford County and several service providers, community members and public officials discussed the a variety of issues families face stemming from a lack of safe and affordable housing in the area.

The forum, sponsored by the city’s human relations commission and held at the East Wendover YWCA, drew a diverse audience to listen and participate in the discussion. The city of Greensboro recently modified its process and fine structure for housing code violations and penalties, a change that city council members hope will improve the quality of affordable housing stock in the city.

Check out these photos from the event, taken by Tom Lipscomb (as well as Jazmin Ingram and Precious Hunter).

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