$50 MILLION HOUSING BOND PASSED!
Voters overwhelmingly approved $50 million in housing bonds to make Charlotte a more affordable location for those who wish to live here. The Stan Greenspon Center is proud to have been among the early voices calling to raise the bond from an already historic $15 million level to the astounding figure of $50 million. And we have so many people to thank: the affordable housing committee that gathered monthly to discuss strategy; the people who learned how to advocate with our legistlators and met with them to explain the importance of affordable housing options; the folks who went to City Council meetings armed with signs and information; those who handed out yard signs, worked at early voting locations, and supported the cause in every way possible.
We now look forward to working with the Charlotte City Council to ensure that these bond proceeds are spent differently than in the past. Continue to work with us as we make certain that 20% of the proposed housing units are set aside for the poorest in our community, with the potential for an additional 10%. The City Council voted unanimously for this issues in August. Now that the bonds are a reality, all of us need to keep the Council to its promise.