Affordable Housing en Council Exempts Blue Line Extension From Affordable Housing Policy <p>Charlotte’s City Council voted Monday night to encourage more affordable housing near rapid transit stations, such as light rail, to give families with lower incomes easier access to public transportation, and education and job opportunities along with it. But, the council decided to exempt one of its signature projects, the Blue Line Extension.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:07:13 +0000 Ben Bradford 39097 at Council Exempts Blue Line Extension From Affordable Housing Policy 162 Homeless People Housed In 100 Days <p>Nonprofit and government agencies serving the homeless population in Charlotte have quietly accelerated their efforts in the last three months – aiming to house 100 people in 100 days.&nbsp; They exceeded that goal.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:25:40 +0000 Julie Rose 35891 at Affordable Housing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A few weeks ago, Charlotte City Council voted unanimously to give developers a “density bonus” for building workforce housing in affluent parts of the city. The bonus would make affordable housing available for purchase for those who make eighty percent of the area’s median income, and for renters who make sixty percent of the median income. It sounds like a generous move, but is that enough for the city’s poorest residents? A recent study suggests that the city has a shortfall of more than 15,000 units for those earning less than 30 percent of the area median income. How much affordable housing is enough, and who should be responsible for providing it and deciding where it goes? A look inside Charlotte’s affordable housing situation, when Charlotte Talks.</p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +0000 22544 at Affordable Housing Charlotte Offers New Incentive To Build Affordable Housing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">City leaders believe Charlotte has a shortage of housing that's affordable to families making less than $54,000 a year. Monday night, the city council is expected to approve a new zoning ordinance aimed at changing that. </span>WFAE's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Julie Rose reports:</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:13:04 +0000 Julie Rose 21548 at Charlotte Offers New Incentive To Build Affordable Housing