Greensboro appoints Housing & Neighborhood Development directors


Greensboro’s housing and neighborhood development department has appointed two assistant department directors, effective immediately.

Cynthia Blue is now assistant director of housing and strategy. Blue has been with the department since 2001 and instrumental in the development of affordable housing in Greensboro.

“Her experience and leadership are critical to addressing the department’s strategy of increasing housing availability in the city,” said Director Michelle Kennedy.

Blue received the 2020 Kavanagh Award from the Greensboro Builder’s Association at its March 24 annual meeting for her ongoing commitment and support of affordable housing. Blue, the division manager for the Neighborhood Development Department’s Housing Services, led the Storm Recover Alliance’s rehab and construction team comprised of City staff, local non-profits and developers to rebuild neighborhoods impacted by the tornado in east Greensboro in 2018. To date, more than 55 homes have been repaired and 20 new homes built.

Eunika Smalls is now assistant director of finance and administration.

“Eunika’s background makes her the ideal fit to spearhead the financial and administrative aspects of housing and neighborhood development and the vital projects we support,” said Kennedy. “As we face extremely challenging work in addressing affordable housing and homelessness in Greensboro, the leadership these women bring to the table will be critical to ensuring that safe, affordable housing access is available to residents across the city.”


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