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Dr. Stephen Sills

Dr. Stephen Sills (Center for Housing and Community Studies) received new funding from the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro for the project “UNCG Eviction Diversion Research Project (EDRP) for the Development of an Eviction Diversion Program.”

The goal of the project is to reduce the displacement of families and individuals from their homes through unfair and unnecessary eviction. The abstract states such evictions lead to increase financial burdens and sometimes homelessness of displaced occupants. The programs that will be developed through this research project will identify and seek a mutually beneficial resolution with landlords to allow occupants to remain in their homes by mediating late or outstanding rents and other payments owed by the tenant. The benefits of the programs will be examined by conducting a Return on Investment and Cost Saving analysis for the community, courts, landlords, social services and families.