Charlotte Journalism Collaborative

Big Impact with a Small Footprint: Veterans Project Is Building Community While Fighting Homelessness

Site of Veterans Community Project, Longmont, Colo. (Photo Credit: Chris Rudisill) By Chris Rudisill FEBRUARY 7, 2020 In the last issue of qnotes, we looked at the Beloved Community Village in Denver, a tiny home village that provides transformational housing for people experiencing homelessness. Our trip out west also took us to…
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Big Impact with a Small Footprint

By Chris Rudisill JANUARY 24, 2020  Freddie Martin, someone who is classified as ‘housing insecure,’ calls Beloved Community Village home as he works toward finishing his degree at Metro State University. (Photo Credit: Chris Rudisill) Freddie Martin, a student of history and anthropology, talks to me outside his home in…
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Seattle program makes homes affordable in a pricey market. Is it a model for Charlotte?

By Lauren Lindstrom The Charlotte Observer SEATTLE Susan Zeman and Bob Downing immediately found a lot to love about their two-bedroom townhouse in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood. They loved that they could stay in the same community where they’d lived for years and formed close ties. She loved that they…
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Charlotte could allow townhomes, duplexes, triplexes in traditional single-family neighborhoods

Author: Nathan Morabito Published: 6:07 PM EDT November 8, 2019 Updated: 6:07 PM EDT November 8, 2019 With 84% of residential land in Charlotte zoned for single-family homes, there’s an effort slowly gaining momentum that could eventually allow more affordable townhomes, duplexes, and triplexes in the city’s traditional neighborhoods. As…
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