A Place To Call Home

A place to call home is the foundation for a productive life. As our city grows, it must create housing opportunities to include all members of our community -- from hourly workers and service providers to young professionals.

What makes housing affordable? Affordable housing costs no more than 30% of your gross income.

  • For a preschool teacher or cashier earning $8/hour, rent costing $400/month is considered affordable.
  • For a bus driver or home health aide earning $25,000 a year, rent of $625/month is considered affordable.
  • For a software engineer or new attorney earning $80,000/year, housing costing $2,000/month is affordable.

We invite you to join us in advocating for affordable homes for all…by joining our affordable housing advocacy network. Email Donna Tarney to learn more.

Hearing the voices of those who benefit

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Souls of Our Neighbors was created by Crossroads Charlotte, MeckMin, and Temple Beth El of Charlotte, North Carolina. To purchase the entire documentary contact meckmin.org.

Using our voices for advocacy - initiatives that will make a difference

The Stan Greenspon Center has identified the following initiatives that will significantly expand affordable housing for low income families in the near term:

  • Expanding short-term rental subsidies. We had SUCCESS! $2.7 million for A Way Home in the 2018-19 City Budget
  • “$25 million for NOAH.” Use half of the upcoming $50 million housing bond to subsidize the preservation of Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH), adding permanent deed restrictions on the land and protecting tenants and neighborhoods.
  • “Hold 30% for 30%.” Require all housing bond projects to set aside 30% of the units for those earning under 30% of Area Median Income, through units either subsidized by the builder or subsidized by accepting Section 8 vouchers or a third party rental subsidy.

Learn more about our platform for housing bonds by clicking here

EfficientGov has uncovered where low income people are most pressed to pay for a home in our Top 10 Worst Cities for Affordable Housing.

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