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.
Faith In Housing: An Initiative for Congregations to Create Affordable Housing
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
- “Hold 30% for 30%.” SUCCESSFUL COMPROMISE! 20% of units funded by housing bonds are now required to be set aside for under 30% AMI plus the possibility of an additional 10% units subsidized by vouchers and/or third party rental subsidies.
- “$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.
- Learn more about our platform for housing bonds by clicking here.
Read the Housing Charlotte Framework that passed City Council unanimously on August 27, 2018 by clicking here.