Grahamtown Team’s (GTeam) mission is to plan, support, educate, and execute opportunities to enrich the quality of life for its neighbors. The GTeam serves an African American community in the heart of Forest City, NC, in a neighborhood where most residents are elderly, and the homes are aging and need repair. It is the objective of this BIPOC-led organization to make dramatic changes to Grahamtown, providing residents with houses that are safer in a more scenic neighborhood.
A three-year IMPACT capacity grant from WNC Bridge is supporting Grahamtown’s Healthy Homes Program. The Healthy Homes Program revitalizes abandoned and dilapidated properties in the Grahamtown community. With the help of supporters, the GTeam acquires, repairs, or rebuilds homes, making them affordable for low-income families or individuals.
Senior Program Officer, Meg White, sees the importance of The Healthy Homes Program, “the work of the GTeam requires patience, courage, and tenacity. Kisha McDowell, Executive Director, and her team utilize those three skills when building relationships in and outside the community. They are committed to Healthy Homes, which will transform the area.”