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 James Fennell took the keys to the “DNC Legacy House,” at 3121 Amay James in [...]
This month, Bert Green is stepping down as CEO of Charlotte Habitat for Humanity and, instead, will serve as director of strategic initiatives, a newly created position.
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 come looking for the American Dream. But to appreciate Wigena Tirado’s bond with this neighborhood [...]
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 some of the headaches can that come with acquiring properties burdened with liens, title issues [...]
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 must earn $15.50 an hour to afford the fair-market rate — $806 — for a [...]