Affordable Housing

Local News
4:07 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Council Exempts Blue Line Extension From Affordable Housing Policy

The proposed Blue Line Extension
Credit City of Charlotte

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.


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Local News
4:25 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

162 Homeless People Housed In 100 Days

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.  They exceeded that goal.


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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Affordable Housing

 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.

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Local News
9:13 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Charlotte Offers New Incentive To Build Affordable Housing

The affordable housing incentive will only apply to developments in more affluent neighborhoods (in green) that are also zoned for higher-density.
Credit City of Charlotte

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. WFAE's Julie Rose reports:

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