Last year, Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Skip Alston stated a very ambitious goal: End homelessness in Guilford County completely by the time the winter of 2023 hits.

That, of course, didn’t happen; so now Alston and other members of the board are shooting for doing the same thing before the weather turns cold again in late 2024.

Guilford County – and the cities of Greensboro and High Point and a host of community non-profits – are undertaking multiple major endeavors to address the problem.  The initiatives include everything from adding shelter beds for the homeless to offering drug and mental health interventions.

 Guilford County, for instance, is even opening a rehab center where parents won’t be separated from their children during the recovery period.

In the effort to address homelessness, the Guilford County Homelessness Taskforce has called a meeting for Wednesday, April 17 at 4 p.m. The meeting will be held in the John McAdoo Conference Room on the third-floor of the Guilford County-owned Truist Bank Building at 201 W. Market St. in downtown Greensboro.

Anyone who wishes to follow the progress of the county’s effort is encouraged to attend the meeting or watch the live stream.

With a computer, tablet or smartphone, you can view the proceedings at

Simply complete the webinar registration, and select the option to join from the confirmation email you receive prior to the start of the meeting.

Copies of the meeting agenda will be available for review prior to the meeting’s start at

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