West Side Community Land Trust unveils plans for its first affordable home

The project will involve moving a small home from the affluent Sedgefield neighborhood all the way to Enderly Park in west Charlotte.
By Glenn Burkins | November 25, 2019

20 families recognized as Habitat Charlotte celebrates milestone

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte hosted its HomeJoy celebration to commemorate serving 2,000 families with affordable housing.
By Katrina Louis | November 11, 2019

‘One Job Should Be Enough’

As Charlotte seeks to remedy its affordable housing shortage, it has largely ignored the issue of poverty wages.
By By Pam Kelley / Charlotte Journalism Collaborative | October 30, 2019

Two women faced eviction in Mecklenburg County court. Could lawyers help?

For Charlotte-area tenants facing eviction, access to a lawyer can make all the difference.
By Mary Newsom | October 2, 2019

YIMBYs Say Yes To Urban Density And Affordable Housing

A frequent obstacle to developing affordable housing is NIMBY, which stands for “not in my backyard.” Neighbors bombard elected officials […]
By David Boraks, WFAE | September 19, 2019

From Brooklyn to Ballantyne: The story behind Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis

Charlotte’s history of affordable housing includes broken promises and empty gestures. Now that the city’s chronic shortage has become a crisis, leaders are responding with unprecedented resources. Will this time be different?
By Pam Kelley | June 17, 2019

Two companies pledge $20 million to address affordable housing in Charlotte

With the latest donations, the Charlotte Housing Opportunity Investment Fund is closing in on its $50 million goal.
By Olivia Richard | June 5, 2019

Harvest Center director accused of illegally entering homes to evict low-income tenants

Colin Pinkney's accusers say he entered their homes while they were away as part of an effort to evict them from transitional housing.
By Olivia Richard | June 4, 2019

Why the journalism collaborative is focusing on the affordable housing crisis

It’s become an iconic counter-image to the boomtimes all around us in Charlotte: a sign held up at a city […]

‘Status quo is not working.’ Can Charlotte find solutions for affordable housing crisis?

Over the next few months and possibly beyond, the Charlotte Journalism Collaborative will be exploring the Charlotte's affordable housing crisis through a solutions journalism lens.