affordable housing

Our affordable housing shortage, in numbers

The pandemic has only exacerbated the growing affordable housing crisis in Charlotte, a new report from the county found. What’s happening: Mecklenburg...

Grassroots groups fight for a seat at the table amid city’s homelessness crisis

Greg Jackson’s face brightens as he smiles at the baby in the stroller in front of him. The child and her mother, recently on the verge of homelessness,...

Former tent city residents face housing barriers

A fraction of former tent city residents have permanent homes, one day before Mecklenburg County’s hotel leases to house them expire. What’s...

An eviction crisis looms for Charlotte

Editor’s note: The interview with Maria has been translated from Spanish. Axios is using only Maria’s first name to protect her identity as she...

Bill clarifying protections for people who live in motels spurs protest from housing groups

Leegraciea Lewis had nowhere to go the day sheriff’s deputies arrived to evict her from her home in Steele Creek in September. So in the midst of a...

Is an affordable housing developer fueling gentrification?

Affordable housing developer DreamKey Partners started working in the Druid Hills neighborhood in the late 1990s, long before the flood of investment arrived....

Moment of truth for single-family zoning in Charlotte. Plus: A timeline of how we got here

Note: This story was updated at 6am on May 18 to include results of straw vote. Minutes after a majority of city council indicated May 10 they’d like to...

Moratorium extension doesn’t mean the end of evictions in Charlotte

Thousands of renters in Charlotte slept last night without fear of being evicted this morning, after the CDC’s last-minute extension of a federal...

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...