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Nonprofit seeks input on development strategy for Charlotte region (access required)

Nonprofit seeks input on development strategy for Charlotte region <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

CONNECT our Future is seeking input from residents of 14 counties over the next two months as it develops a framework to help shape the region’s growth. The nonprofit CONNECT Consortium is funded by $7.9 million, which includes $4.9 million ...

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More for the old, less for the new (access required)

When it comes to older houses, Charlotte is a more expensive place to buy a place to live than elsewhere in the nation. But homebuyers who purchased a domicile built since 2007 got a bit of a bargain.Those are the headlines of the just-released 2011 American Housing Survey of homes by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Census Bureau.

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Charlotte groups win federal housing funds (access required)

Two groups in Charlotte have won federal funding to build affordable housing for low-income people with disabilities. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it had awarded $20.3 million to fund housing for low-income seniors and ...

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HUD leader touts 
home stabilization efforts

PHOENIX — The Obama administration’s top housing official touted the government’s efforts to stabilize neighborhoods hard hit by foreclosures during a visit to a Phoenix neighborhood Thursday. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan visited two homes bought out ...

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Feds sue 
mortgage broker, 
alleging 
lending fraud

NEW YORK — The federal government sued one of the nation’s largest privately held mortgage brokers this month, saying its decade-long fraudulent lending practices cost the government hundreds of millions of dollars and forced thousands of American homeowners to lose ...

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HARP plan not music to industry’s ears (access required)

The Obama administration rolled out revisions to a program last month designed to prevent some homeowners from going into foreclosure. But many question the Home Affordable Refinance Program’s effectiveness and say that it’s too narrow and limited to make an ...

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Redeveloping the area’s textile mills can come with snags (access required)

The Charlotte area could soon see two more historic textile mills undergo a facelift and go from vacant to back in use. Plans are under way to restore and renovate Mecklenburg and Johnston Mills, NoDa properties that have been eyesores ...

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Zoning policies had to be built before 1st SRO could (access required)

When David Furman started looking in 2001 for a site for McCreesh Place, he discovered that no other single room occupancy developments existed in Charlotte. Furman, owner of Charlotte-based David Furman Architecture, would go on to spearheaded Charlotte’s first and ...

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Boulevard Gardens to become ‘newer model’ under $140M plan (access required)

Nine months after the Charlotte Housing Authority won a $20.9 million HOPE VI federal grant last summer to redevelop one of the city’s oldest public housing projects, the demolition of Boulevard Gardens is nearly complete. Plans for the redevelopment, dubbed ...

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