Devloper Nate Bowman talked to residents about his proposed Valea project in Huntersville Wednesday night at the Dellwood Center.
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A Huntersville housing developer says he's putting on hold a 101-unit project in a historically African American neighborhood because of neighbors' concerns. It's a rare case where organized opposition has given a voice to residents threatened by gentrification. 

Volunteers unload trash during Saturday's Pottstown community cleanup day at Torrence-Lytle School in Huntersville.
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In Huntersville Saturday, more than 50 volunteers joined residents of the largely African-American Pottstown neighborhood for a cleanup that also was designed to build community.

Davidson Housing Coalition built The Bungalows on Davidson's West Side to provide affordable housing.
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As north Mecklenburg County and the Lake Norman area have grown over the past few decades, newcomers have brought higher incomes — and skyrocketing housing prices. That's a challenge for those who don't fit the area's new demographics — especially longtime residents in older African-American neighborhoods in Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson. A new study has some leaders acknowledging they need to do more to create housing for lower-income residents.