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 Partnership.Read More »
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.Read More »
Artistic ecology will be part of the Brightwalk neighborhood thanks to a $400,000 grant. The money has been given to the McColl Center for Visual Art to work with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership to bring environmental artists from around the world to build installations in the community.Read More »
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership said it has selected Standard Pacific Homes to build the first single-family homes at Brightwalk in Historic Double Oaks. The housing partnership developed the mixed-use neighborhood about one mile north of Uptown Charlotte. Irvine, Calif.-based Standard ...Read More »
Last month, the Charlotte City Council approved a new policy designed to spread subsidized, affordable housing throughout the city. Months in the making, the policy is supposed to ensure that affordable housing in not clustered in certain areas. But not ...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 »
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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