Homelessness + Housing

“My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places” (Isaiah 32:18). This is not a reality in Charlotte.

Many of our fellow citizens have not had the opportunity to find “secure dwellings” due to a history of poverty, race-based deed restrictions, discriminatory lending practices, strict zoning codes, and more. Charlotte has families struggling to meet their rent, and individuals on the street because of a lost job, an unexpected illness, and mental health issues. They are all our brothers and sisters in Christ. As such, we are called to address the systems, economies, and injustices that led to wrongs of the past – and to work together to ensure access to affordable housing for all our neighbors in the future.

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Mixed Income Housing Developments Panel

Housing & Homelessness

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in a mixed income housing development? Are you curious as to how developers make the financials work, particularly in areas like Uptown where land costs are high? This panel discussion answers these questions and more about the challenges and successes of mixed income housing.

60+ minutes

Article

2021 Charlotte Mecklenburg State of Housing Instability & Homelessness Report

Housing & Homelessness

The 2021 Housing Instability and Homelessness Report Series is a collection of reports that utilizes local data to provide informative and actionable research to engage a variety of stakeholders including elected officials, policy-makers, funders, service providers, people with lived experience, media outlets, and the general community.

60+ minutes

Video

White Americans Confront Legacy of Housing Discrimination

Housing & Homelessness

Tony Dokoupil reflects on how his family benefited from government housing policies that were denied to Black Americans. He looks at how those policies contributed to America's wealth gap and asks what should be done about it.

5-10 minutes

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