Both Guilford county leaders and area city leaders hoped to have more programs and solutions in place for addressing the problem of homelessness before winter weather sets in at the end of 2023 – and, even though the response to the problem isn’t as far along as many had hoped, those attempting to find answers are still working frantically to get solutions in place.

To that end, the Guilford County Homelessness Taskforce has scheduled a special meeting for Monday, Nov. 13, at 4 p.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to receive updates on current projects, hold discussions to “develop strategic priorities” and receive a proclamation recognizing Monday, Nov. 13 to Tuesday Nov. 21 as National Hunger and Homelessness Week.

The meeting agenda states that the taskforce may conduct other necessary business as well.

The task force was formed – largely at the urging of Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Skip Alston – in an attempt to produce a coordinated and single-minded effort to address homelessness.

 Before the task force was created, Alston and other area leaders were critical of the fact that Guilford County, Greensboro and High Point had a lot of great programs doing good work addressing the problem of homelessness – however, those groups were rarely coordinating their efforts in ways that could lead to more efficient and lasting solutions.

The Homelessness Taskforce meeting will be held in the John McAdoo Conference Room on the third floor of the county-owned Truist Bank Building at 201 W. Market St. in Greensboro.

The meeting is open to the public and will also be broadcast via Zoom at