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Hurdles remain to plug county’s affordable-housing gap (access required)

According to the Out of Reach 2010 report from Washington, D.C.-based National Low Income Housing Coalition, more than 40 percent of renters in Charlotte cannot afford the fair-market rate for a two-bedroom rental unit. The report says a Charlotte renter ...

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Waiting Game (access required)

With so much talk about subprime mortgages, a housing bust and foreclosures, it might be hard to believe that home values have increased since the last time Mecklenburg County had a tax revaluation. Believe it, said Chuck Hicks, revaluation manager ...

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Eye on Government (access required)

A look at happenings in local government Commission votes down immigration proposal The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners on Monday voted down a proposal by Commissioner Bill James to request more information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security about how ...

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Foreclosure probe does not stem from N.C. complaints

An investigation by the North Carolina attorney general into the foreclosure practices of 14 mortgage lenders does not stem from complaints from North Carolina consumers, according to a spokeswoman for the attorney general. On Wednesday, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced ...

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Rail wails (access required)

Carroll Gray is frustrated with the Charlotte City Council. As executive director of the Lake Norman Transportation Commission, Gray is charged with improving road, interstate and commuter-rail infrastructure in north Mecklenburg and Iredell counties. The Charlotte Area Transit System’s proposed ...

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Eye on Government (access required)

A look at happenings in local government Council OKs tree ordinance revisions After five years, the Charlotte City Council approved revisions to a tree ordinance Monday. The ordinance requires developers to preserve a minimum of 15 percent of trees in ...

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