CHARLOTTE – One of Habitat for Humanity International’s biggest chapters is losing its president after only two years. Frank Spencer, a retired banker, commercial real estate broker and investor, was named president of Charlotte Habitat in 2012. Under Spencer’s leadership, ...Read More »
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How do you build a house in 30 hours? Help. Lots of help, like 150 around-the-clock volunteers, a handful of professional supervisors and a dozen paid AmeriCorps interns. If there was a third "H" in Habitat for Humanity, Frank Spencer said, it would stand for help, on which the organization depends for its existence.Read More »
CHARLOTTE — Thirteen weeks and 3 1/2 miles later, the house built by Habitat for Humanity in an uptown parking lot during the 2012 Democratic National Convention was turned over to its new owner at a ceremony Thursday. Darcel and ...Read More »
There’s only one way in to Windy Ridge: across freight train tracks that zipper up the subdivision on three sides. Living room windows offer views of a cardboard box factory and a Pepsi bottling plant. It’s an unlikely place to ...Read More »
When a property goes into foreclosure for unpaid property taxes, it can be a pain for county government, burdening it with liabilities and maintenance costs. But to some nonprofits and other developers, the foreclosures are like real estate aspirin, alleviating ...Read More »
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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