affordable housing

Prominent Charlotte artist on the edge of homelessness

Alvin Jacobs’ photography is in Uptown museums and in publications all over, including our own. But despite his established career, Jacobs tells me...

“Tent City” residents receive hotel offer

Some people living in “Tent City” held pieces of paper Wednesday that offered 90-day stays at undisclosed shelter hotels, as long as they agreed to meet a...

Roof Above buys an old hotel to convert into permanent housing

In another deal aimed at alleviating Charlotte’s housing crisis, Roof Above has bought an old hotel on Clanton Road. This winter, it’ll be used to...

Outside investors are buying up Charlotte’s affordable apartments

It is increasingly difficult to find apartments for rent in Charlotte for less than $1,000. The few that exist are usually in older apartment complexes, built...

‘This is maddening’: The Brookhill project is on the brink. Again.

Once again, bad news arrived in the mailbox for the residents of Brookhill Village. The developer on the South Tryon Street affordable-housing project learned...

New affordable housing complex planned in First Ward involving Little Rock AME Zion Church

A 105-unit apartment complex is planned for 7th and Alexander streets in First Ward, with the aim to add affordable housing in Uptown. Behind the project is...

In a ‘huge win’ for affordable housing, Roof Above buys a 341-unit apartment complex off Eastway Drive

In a significant move aimed at helping alleviate Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis, Roof Above has purchased a 341-unit apartment complex in east...

Heal Charlotte plans to buy a hotel for affordable housing in northeast Charlotte

Soon after coronavirus arrived in Charlotte, Greg Jackson started to hear from families who needed help. Some had been laid off. Others were sleeping in cars....

1,000 people lined up for 129 new affordable housing units on Freedom Drive on Monday

The first person arrived around dawn, just as a light mist began to fall on Freedom Drive. As more showed up, they instinctively formed a line. Umbrellas...

Charlotte on pace to solve affordable housing problem in 1,200 years

When it comes to affordable housing, it seems like Charlotte’s City Council has a one-track mind. Nearly all of the conversation seems to be around...

Why even Charlotte millionaires should care about affordable housing

The numbers don’t lie: Charlotte’s rent is endlessly increasing, older apartments are continually being torn down for high-dollar abodes, and...

This one chart shows why “affordable housing” in Charlotte is a bogus term

The government has a definition for what affordable housing is. Then there’s what Charlotte really needs. The two definitions are different. But...