Where the historic Plato Price School once stood, Habitat for Humanity will build 39 affordable homes

The future westside development is Habitat Charlotte's largest project to date.
By Sarafina Wright | September 10, 2021

These Charlotte ZIP codes saw high evictions, despite federal moratorium

Evictions during the pandemic most often occurred in ZIP codes with higher rates of poverty, higher Black populations and less housing investment than the county.
By Lauren Lindstrom, The Charlotte Observer | September 6, 2021

West Side Community Land Trust gets $50,000 from U.S. Bank to help fund affordable housing

Founded in 2017, the nonprofit focuses on developing permanently affordable housing for longtime Charlotte residents in historically Black neighborhoods.
By Sarafina Wright | July 30, 2021

For those in need, Project Outpour provides mobile showers and a sprinkle of dignity

"Everybody deserves the dignity that comes with being clean and feeling clean and feeling human." said Laura Gorecki, chief dignity officer.
By Sarafina Wright | July 26, 2021

West Side Community Land Trust completes its first affordable home in Enderly Park

Organizers say the "Tuck House," listed at $170,000 on Tuckaseegee Road, will be matched with a buyer soon.
By Sarafina Wright | July 19, 2021

County will end hotel housing for former ‘tent city’ residents this fall

Of the 200-plus former homeless encampment residents moved to hotels by the county in February, 125 remain.
By Sarafina Wright | July 16, 2021

‘Going to be the big one’: Renters, advocates brace for end of eviction moratorium

A review of court records shows judges are continuing to order evictions for Mecklenburg County renters who failed to pay rent, even amidst as federal moratorium.
By David Boraks, Lauren Lindstrom and Nate Morabito / Charlotte Journalism Collaborative | July 2, 2021

West Side land trust will add three affordable homes off Beatties Ford Road

All three homes will be moved from other Charlotte neighborhoods to vacant lots on Gilbert Street in Lincoln Heights.
By Glenn Burkins | May 10, 2021

Developers break ground on apartment project named to honor first AME Zion bishop

When completed in fall 2022, Varick on 7th will include 105 apartment units -- nearly half of them income and rent controlled.
By Glenn Burkins | April 30, 2021

Our homeless problem is not just a housing issue; it’s a systemic issue

It is not accidental that most – not all -- of Charlotte's homeless residents are people of color.
By Jennifer Watson Roberts | February 21, 2021