Habitat for Humanity: The Carter Work Project in Charlotte
Charlotte is in an affordable housing crisis, being short in affordable housing by tens of thousands of units — and while efforts are being made by the city, there’s still a lot of work to be done to give much-needed access to affordable housing for Charlotteans.
For decades, Habitat for Humanity Charlotte Region has worked to help fill the gap and build or rehab homes to create more affordable housing here.
This year is no different, and Charlotte is hosting 2023's Habitat for Humanity International’s Carter Work Project, building housing for 39 families at a development that was once the site of Plato Price School, which served Black families in Charlotte until 1966.
We’ll talk about the work Habitat for Humanity International has done in the past few decades both right here and around the world, and about the significance of the Carter Work Project this year, which kicks off just as Habitat volunteer, former President Jimmy Carter, celebrates his 99th birthday while in hospice care.
And we’ll also talk about how the site of the new development is being celebrated by graduates of Plato Price School.
- Jonathan Reckford, CEO, Habitat for Humanity International
- Laura Belcher, president and CEO, Habitat for Humanity Charlotte Region
- Mel Watt, 11-term U.S. congressman, director of Federal Housing Finance Agency 2014-19, and alumnus of Plato Price School