‘People cannot afford to live here’ | Charlotte City Council discusses new approach to affordable housing

By Hunter Sáenz , WCNC
Charlotte City Council could approve the seven proposals on April 11.


Charlotte city leaders are seeking solutions to the city’s affordable housing crisis. Monday night, Charlotte City Council discussed several new projects that would bring hundreds of affordable apartments and some homes to the Queen City.

The city of Charlotte is looking to add 602 new and affordable units throughout the city.

“There is a real crisis,” District 4 councilwoman Renee Perkins Johnson said. “People cannot afford to live here.”

The map below shows where the new units could go. The green symbols indicate family-style apartment buildings, the orange symbols indicate senior apartment complexes and the yellow symbol indicates an affordable townhome development.


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