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Greensboro city officials' emails reveal frustration with motel conversion project

Greensboro officials have publicly expressed support for Step Up on Second, the city’s partner on a permanent supportive housing project, even after the group became embroiled in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit. But public records reviewed by WFDD paint a more complex picture of the city’s response and relationship with the organization. 

Winston-Salem leaders touted a motel conversion project as a solution to homelessness. Now delays and lawsuits are raising questions about its future

This week the city of Asheville pulled the plug on a long-awaited project to convert a motel into housing for people experiencing homelessness. The move came after the partner organizations managing the project were named in a multi-million dollar lawsuit. Winston-Salem has been attached to a similar project with the same partners since 2022. And city leaders say that partnership stands, despite repeated delays.