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
New public space coming to West End site that once housed a segregation-era movie theater
The space is slated to feature a performance shelter, outdoor movies, cafe-style seating, a play area and free wifi.
By Sarafina Wright | July 23, 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
When Covid shut down county-run feeding sites for seniors, a West End church stepped up to help
With county funding, the nonprofit arm of First Baptist Church-West is preparing more than a thousand grab-and-go meals each week.
By Sarafina Wright | July 13, 2021
QCity Metro, JCSU among Knight Foundation grant recipients
The grants went to organizations pushing for digital transformation and inclusion.
By Sarafina Wright | July 9, 2021
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church opens center for aging adults in west Charlotte
Officials say the center will address a special need for Black residents with aging family members.
By Sarafina Wright | July 7, 2021
“The time is now.” Community leaders push forward on bringing a co-op grocery store to the West End
After being snubbed by traditional grocery stores for years, westside leaders close in on a food co-op model that will help food insecurity and pay a livable wage.
By Sarafina Wright | June 29, 2021
Ricky Singh uses art to uplift Beatties Ford community
Singh, a co-founder of the Beatties Ford Strong movement, says public art has the power to uplift.
By Sarafina Wright | June 28, 2021
One year later, a family still struggles with ‘why?’
Kenny Stevenson remembers his son, Dairyon Stevenson, one year after he was killed in a mass shooting on Beatties Ford Road.
By Sarafina Wright | June 18, 2021