Brookhill Village

City housing director Pamela Wideman briefs the council on affordable housing during Monday's virtual meeting.
City of Charlotte

City housing officials have recommended spending $15 million from the Charlotte Housing Trust Fund to support nine projects this year. Most council members Monday night were unhappy that one project wasn't on the list - the redevelopment of the run-down Brookhill Village, off South Tryon Street. 

An architect's drawing of the proposed 324-unit New Brookhill complex. About half the units would be for people with lower-incomes.
New Brookhill

Developers planning to redevelop Brookhill Village off South Tryon Street are seeking nearly $20 million in public and private support for the project, which would include both affordable and market-rate apartments. The Charlotte City Council will get a briefing Monday and could vote later this month on the request, which would end years of uncertainty about the future of the community.

Charlotte Talks host Mike Collins talks with Vanessa Phillips (center) and Stephanie Little during a public conversation on affordable housing at the Gantt Center last week.
Jeff Cravotta / WFAE

All this year, we’ve brought you stories each Monday that look at the Charlotte area’s affordable housing crisis. Our Finding Home series has had stories that examine the scope of the problem and what’s being done about it. There have been stories of hope, and stories of despair.