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

County begins moving homeless residents from ‘Tent City’ to hotel rooms

The process did not begin smoothly as city and county officials fail to cooperate.
By Jonathan Limehouse | February 19, 2021

County health officials say homeless residents must be evicted from ‘Tent City’

Health Director Gibbie Harris cited a rodent infestation in issuing the order, which set a 72-hour deadline.
By Jonathan Limehouse | February 16, 2021

Roof Above buys hotel for emergency shelter, will convert into permanent housing

The old Quality Inn hotel at the intersection of Clanton Road and I-77 will house "88 of Charlotte’s most vulnerable neighbors.”
By Jonathan Limehouse | December 2, 2020