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Plugging The Affordable Housing Gap

Julie Rose

Residential construction is back in gear following a deep recession. We’re witnessing a lot of new and in-fill construction, particularly upscale housing but some are worried that affordable housing is missing from the picture in part because of misunderstandings about what it is. And it’s becoming clear that developers haven’t taken advantage of city incentives to build affordable units. We explore the challenge with a developer and officials.

Pam Wideman, Deputy Director, Neighborhood & Business Services

Julie Porter, Director, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership

Cindy Reid, affordable housing coordinator and staff attorney, Town of Davidson.

Jim Burbank, president of JCB Urban and chairman of Saussy Burbank, two single-family housing developers in the Charlotte area.