Housing

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Police officers, first responders and public school teachers will soon be eligible for home buying assistance in Mecklenburg County.

Commentary: How Millennials Are Affecting The Price Of Your Home

May 20, 2019

It used to be that everyone wanted to buy a home, seeking pleasure and security, as well as the potential for future wealth.

But younger Americans are buying homes far less often than their elders' generations did, and that puts a large sector of the U.S. economy at risk.

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The Charlotte City Council will vote next month whether to revise or eliminate the city policy on where affordable housing can be built. Officials say the policy is outdated, and conflicts with the council's goal of adding more affordable units. Residents are being asked to comment at meetings beginning this week.

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The Department of Justice is rolling out a nationwide initiative to combat sexual harassment in housing, according to a statement released by the office of U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray.

The Department of Justice is partnering with the Department of Housing and Urban Development on the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act for the initiative.

Duncan McFadyen

A count of chronically homeless people in Charlotte this year turned up 516 people in need of help. For three days in January, a couple hundred volunteers fanned out to search streets, parks, shelters, hospitals, jails and homeless camps. Among the people they found was Al Gorman, living in a tent in Huntersville. Since then, the Urban Ministry Center has helped him find a place to live.

Tasnim Shamma

The Charlotte Housing Authority opened its waitlist for Section 8 housing for the first time in seven years and it has already received more than 10,000 applications.