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Self-Help helps others, not itself: Durham-based national nonprofit works quietly to revitalize Grier Heights

Donnetta Collier, project manager for Self-Help’s revitalization efforts in Grier Heights, sits on the front porch of a house on Orange Street that the
nonprofit developer rehabbed to the studs. It is for sale, but only to someone making less than 50 percent of the Charlotte area median income.
Photo by Tony Brown

CHARLOTTE – It takes a lot of self-help – lower-case – to revitalize a neighborhood like Grier Heights with affordable housing, and so far Self-Help – capitalized – has been there, quietly but most helpfully. The Center for Community Self-Help, ...

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Apartment market nears equilibrium, future uncertain (access required)

Apartment Study photoWEB

CHARLOTTE – A study by Harvard University found that the country’s rental housing market was the main benefactor of the housing-bubble burst that sent the U.S. careening into the its worst recession since the Depression. But the study, titled “America’s ...

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A warehouse of homes (access required)

The placement and presentation of bathtubs, showers and windows differ in each of the nine master suites in PulteGroup’s warehouse of home layouts. Photo by Nell Redmond

Forget about poring over architectural drawings. In a 140,000-square-foot warehouse area off Carowinds Boulevard near the South Carolina border, prospective home buyers are getting the opportunity to actually walk through nine new home plans built by PulteGroup Inc. Complete with ...

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