GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro today announced it is supporting Housing Greensboro’s 250th home repair through a $15,000 grant from its Affordable Housing Fund.

 

The grant will assist Housing Greensboro in the purchase of materials and supplies for the project, as well as underwrite labor costs.

 

The grant is made in honor of the late Vic Nussbaum, Jr., the founder of Southern Foods, Inc., and a former mayor of Greensboro who served on the Foundation’s board and was a longtime Foundation fund holder.

 

“Vic’s passion was homeownership,” said Walker Sanders, president of The Community Foundation. “Especially helping people keep the cost of staying in their own homes at an all-time low. He knew, as the Foundation recognizes, that housing affects everyone in our community. We are proud to honor Vic’s long history in the fight for affordable and quality housing for all with our grant for the 250th Housing Greensboro repair project.”

 

The Community Foundation’s grant was announced this morning at a special event organized by Housing Greensboro to kick off the milestone repair job.

 

Housing Greensboro is a local nonprofit dedicated to home repair and rehabilitation for low-income Greensboro residents. The 250th repair project will benefit a 70-year-old woman who has owned her home for 20 years and lives by herself.

 

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