Perhaps nothing provides better evidence of Guilford County government’s current immense dedication to solving the county’s homeless problem than the fact that a task force set up by the county has scheduled a meeting right before Christmas.

When it comes to Guilford County’s business, in most years the Board of Commissioners calls a mid-December meeting and then the county and its boards and committees are relatively quiet until the New Year.

Not this time around, however.

The Guilford County Homelessness Taskforce is holding a meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 4 p.m. It will be held in the third-floor conference room in the City of High Point Municipal Office Building at 211 S. Hamilton St.

The High Point location is an interesting one because Chairman of the Board of Commissioners Skip Alston has stressed that addressing the problem is going to take a joint effort by all the local governments in the county.  Greensboro and Guilford County have been working closely together on the new initiative, and holding a meeting in High Point will no doubt make it easier for officials there to join in.

The program is only now getting underway.  The task force is hearing strategies of what has worked when it comes to battling homelessness in other areas in order to make an efficient, long-term plan for addressing the issue in Guilford County.

The conference room will be open to the public and there will also be an option of watching the meeting via Zoom. To do so, visit  Complete the webinar registration and select the option to join from the confirmation email prior to the start of the meeting.

Copies of the meeting agenda will be available for review at

You can contact Deputy Clerk Ariane Webb at with any questions.