Posts by Kayla Gibson

Future of affordable housing in Brookhill in doubt as bid to secure funding fails

By Lauren Lindstrom and Danielle Chemtob October 10, 2020 Funding requests to redevelop a historically Black community that has fallen into disrepair have been rejected by city and nonprofit leaders again, putting at risk efforts to preserve affordable housing and potentially displacing its residents. Brookhill Village, near Charlotte’s rapidly growing…
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Laurel Street and Little Rock CDC partner on mixed-income housing in uptown Charlotte

By Katrina Louis September 17, 2020 A new partnership is bringing mixed-income housing to uptown Charlotte. Laurel Street and Little Rock Community Development Corporation announced Thursday that “a sustainable and inclusive apartment community” is coming to the corner of East Seventh and North Alexander streets in First Ward. Construction is…
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When contact tracing works, families, friends and co-workers avoid infection

This story was reported by David Boraks of WFAE, Nate Morabito of WCNC-TV and Lauren Lindstrom of The Charlotte Observer as part of the Charlotte Journalism Collaborative. Nate Morabito, David Boraks September 11, 2020 Despite more than 56,000 positive COVID-19 cases in the Charlotte region, area health departments have only successfully tracked the…
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Brian McCann and Tom Costales with their dogs Muuki and Harper Lee. Courtesy of Brian McCann

COVID-19: Its Journey Since December 2019: A look at reported specs and a firsthand account from a N.C. gay couple

David Aaron Moore September 4, 2020 North Carolina residents and married couple Brian McCann and Tom Costales know first-hand how devastating the impact of COVID-19 can truly be. Both men became infected and extremely ill, were hospitalized, fought the illness and have lived to tell their stories. Initially it was…
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