Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership

Oct 5, 2018

Housing counseling program receives city contract

Charlotte’s City Council recently voted in favor of The Housing Partnership and one other nonprofit serving as the City’s housing counseling and education services provider following an extensive request for […]

May 12, 2015

Rezonings sought for YMCA, apartments, homes

CHARLOTTE — An expanded YMCA, an 850 unit apartment and housing development, condominiums, an apartment redevelopment and storage units are all on the rezoning agenda for city officials. The City […]

Jan 23, 2014

Success may pave way for more housing

CHARLOTTE – Many people left Tuesday’s City Council meeting carrying with them heavy adjectives. Some were disappointed, others were shocked and a few were incensed. The majority of those people […]

Jan 21, 2014

City Council approves affordable housing project in south Charlotte

CHARLOTTE – The City Council on Tuesday approved by a 9-2 vote a controversial south Charlotte rezoning that will allow the construction of workforce housing in a neighborhood that largely […]

Dec 20, 2013

Market forces out workers

CHARLOTTE – Julie Porter has spoken to teachers and nurses’ aides who live as far away as Gastonia and Stanly and commute to south Charlotte daily. Porter, the president of […]

Dec 19, 2013

City Council approves auto mall along future light rail

CHARLOTTE – In a livelier-than-usual City Council zoning meeting Monday night, the council’s meeting chamber was packed to the brim with rezoning opposition, but council members offered curiously little opposition […]

Dec 6, 2013

Neighbors protest proposed affordable apartments

CHARLOTTE – More than 100 people crowded into a church office building to question officials about the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership’s plan to rezone a 7-acre parcel from a child care […]

Nov 27, 2013

Charlotte City Council approves funding for two affordable-housing communities

CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte City Council meeting on Monday night began with the pomp and circumstance of Mayor Patsy Kinsey’s State of the City address, her last meeting as the […]

Nov 14, 2013

Charlotte City Council meeting, Monday, Nov. 11

Assisted housing on transit: The Council unanimously approved changes to the city’s assisted-multifamily housing at transit-station-area policy. A transit-station area is generally defined as the area within 0.5 miles walking […]

Oct 24, 2013

Middle class morass

While the Charlotte real estate market remains affordable relative to many other U.S. markets, there is growing evidence that many middle class, professional families cannot afford to buy a home.

Oct 4, 2013

Wells Fargo to help Charlotte homebuyers with down payments

Wells Fargo is giving home buyers in Charlotte $6.6 million in grants for down payments. City home buyers can apply for the $15,000 down-payment assistance grants at a free event being held at the Convention Center on Oct. 25 and 26. The Wells Fargo Neighborhood Lift event is being held in collaboration with the City of Charlotte, Neighborhood Works, and the Charlotte- Mecklenburg Housing Partn[...]

Oct 4, 2013

New rezoning petitions heavy in multifamily proposals

A new batch of local rezoning petitions was released last week, and multifamily projects continue to dominate the development discourse across the Queen City. Of the 12 new rezoning petitions filed with the city, five had the possibility of multifamily development. Three of those petitions were specifically for multifamily development.

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