Home Our Focus Neighborhood Conditions & Built Environment

Many live in neighborhoods with high rates of violence, food insecurity, lack of access to a vehicle, home rental cost increases, and other unsafe spaces that threaten health and safety. Racial and ethnic minorities and low-income people are more likely to live in health-risk areas. Policy changes and interventions can help reduce these risks to promote health and well-being.

The Challenges We Face

  • 35%

    of the High Point population does not have access to a vehicle

  • 1 in 5

    children are food insecure in Guilford County

  • 50%

    of renters in High Point are cost-burdened, spending more than 30% of their income on rent and utilities

  • 20%

    Increase in Home rental costs in High Point

  • #14

    National ranking of Greensboro/High Point for food insecurity

How We Work


We have organized or supported multiple convenings of nonprofits, city/county government, neighborhood residents, and other stakeholders to better understand the state of housing and housing resource needs in the community.


Through the Foundation’s Healthy Minds initiative, behavioral health service organizations are exploring innovative opportunities to address barriers to transportation for their clients.


We support an effort to establish a housing coalition that will be an advocate for fair, safe, and affordable housing for low- and moderate-income people and families in High Point.

Our Partners on This Issue

Our Upstream Approach

Learn more about how we address the social, economic, and environmental conditions determining well-being.