Charlotte Affordable Housing

WFAE

Charlotte leaders are pushing to create and preserve more affordable housing to make up for a shortage of what city officials say is at least 24,000 units. And as developers approach City Council for rezonings, lately they’ve been including more of this type of housing. 

JONATHAN MAST / UNSPLASH

WFAE's Finding Home series has primarily focused on the affordable housing needs in Charlotte, but the issue is prevalent throughout our region — urban, suburban and rural areas.

LORI BEE/FLICKR / CC BY 2.0

Around 175 affordable housing units are being planned for Charlotte’s Ballantyne neighborhood.

DAVID BORAKS / WFAE

Charlotte City Council has approved funding for several new affordable housing projects.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
NICK DE LA CANAL / WFAE

Charlotte City Council could approve millions of dollars in spending on economic development and affordable housing initiatives Monday night.

WFAE

In Charlotte, 84% of residential land is zoned for single-family homes. City planners here have tossed around the idea of opening those neighborhoods up to other types of housing – more duplexes and some triplexes, for example.

DAVID BORAKS / WFAE

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles says she’s hoping for a unanimous vote to approve eight affordable housing projects at next week’s City Council meeting. If approved, the projects would cost $12.8 million, with funding from the Housing Trust Fund.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
Nick de la Canal / WFAE

The city of Charlotte is recommending that eight affordable housing projects receive money from the Housing Trust Fund.

A site plan shows the layout of apartments proposed on Mayfield Memorial Baptist Church's site.
City of Charlotte

A church in north Charlotte's Hidden Valley neighborhood wants to sell some of its land for affordable housing. Mayfield Memorial Baptist Church on West Sugar Creek Road is asking the city to rezone about 4 1/2 acres for the project.

Charlotte skyline.
Pixabay

Charlotte City Council members Monday evening will get updates on the city’s affordable housing partnerships. A council vote is also scheduled on changes to the policy that guides where new affordable housing units are built.   

Charlotte skyline at dusk
silicon640c / Flickr

Charlotte residents can add their voices to the city’s ongoing discussions about affordable housing during Monday's City Council meeting.