The Charlotte City Council approved a new policy Monday to spread affordable housing throughout the city. But not all council members backed the plan, and Mayor Anthony Foxx raised his own concerns. An advisory council made of residents, housing officials ...Read More »
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Charlotte City Councilman David Howard has been appointed to the National League of Cities’ 2011 Community and Economic Development Policy and Advocacy Steering Committee. The committee is in charge of developing NLC federal policy positions in the areas of community and economic ...
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Projected economic impact aside, the 2012 Democratic National Convention is, at the end of the day, a political event. And while the Democratic mayor of Charlotte and governor of North Carolina are rejoicing, some Republicans are, perhaps not surprisingly, more ...Read More »
It’s taken 21 years, but it looks like a Charlotte ordinance accused of impeding development and contributing to the deterioration of Independence Boulevard may finally be lifted. After pressure from state officials and property and business owners, the city’s Economic ...Read More »
In Charlotte, affordable housing has lately been at the fore of the “What role should government play?” debate. When voting for bond proposals Nov. 2, residents showed support for the city’s efforts to provide affordable-housing units. But the $15 million ...Read More »
Charlotte City Council members were presented Tuesday with a report that outlines the need for more affordable housing in Mecklenburg County and offers policy recommendations. According to the report, prepared for the Charlotte Housing Authority by the University of North ...Read More »