Housing solutions crucial for pandemic recovery, HUD leader says in Charlotte

Lauren Lindstrom, The Charlotte Observer

Marcia Fudge, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary, said Tuesday in Charlotte that continued investment in housing and homelessness is crucial to the country’s pandemic recovery and long-term future.

Fudge made three stops in the area on Tuesday to promote the Biden administration’s housing investments, including two stops in Rock Hill to meet with Catawba Nation tribal leaders.

She visited The Residences at Renaissance near Charlotte Douglas International Airport, formerly the site of the Boulevard Homes public housing complex.

“A home is a foundation,” Fudge said, noting the importance of stable housing, particularly in the pandemic when many worked and went to school remotely.

Fudge called the mixed-income Renaissance development “a model of what the rest of the country should be doing.” Earlier in the day she toured the site, which includes the apartments and townhouses, senior housing, K-8 school and childcare center.

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