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Objective:  Strengthen Neighborhoods


"I help correct housing, health and sanitation code violations, which improves neighborhoods and makes Charlotte a better place to live."
                            
John Davis
Code Enforcement Inspector
Neighborhood Development
Employed 15 years

Photo of Code Enforcement Inspector

 


Housing inspections
brought 1,720 homes into code compliance, just 88% of the targeted 1,950.  This shortfall is due, in part, to consolidation of the City's Code Enforcement and Community Improvement divisions, which took inspectors off the job for necessary cross-training.  In addition, landlords and owners were slow to make repairs

-  Delinquency rates for small business and homeownership loans were nearly 13%, which is directly attributable to the slumping business climate and economic downturn


Successes:
-  The Housing Trust Fund committed $7.3 million to finance 567 units of affordable housing.  More than 200 of these units will go to households earning less than 30% of the area median income

 


-  Neighborhood connectivity
progressed with approval of a new Subdivision Ordinance that recommends shorter block lengths; limits cul-de-sacs; and encourages vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian accessibility

Lead-based paint was removed from 162 homes

Capacity-building training on topics such as neighborhood organization, effective communication and grant writing was provided to 176 neighborhoods

-  Streetscape enhancements, new sidewalks, and curb and gutter were installed in the Druid Hills, Moores Chapel, Todd Park, Westover Hills, Merry Oaks and Rockwell Park neighborhoods

-  New sidewalks were constructed along 15 miles of streets

 

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Challenges:

Photo of neighborhood playground

 


-  Neighborhood connectivity
progressed with approval of a new Subdivision Ordinance that recommends shorter block lengths; limits cul-de-sacs; and encourages vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian accessibility

Lead-based paint was removed from 162 homes

Capacity-building training on topics such as neighborhood organization, effective communication and grant writing was provided to 176 neighborhoods

-  Streetscape enhancements, new sidewalks, and curb and gutter were installed in the Druid Hills, Moores Chapel, Todd Park, Westover Hills, Merry Oaks and Rockwell Park neighborhoods

-  New sidewalks were constructed along 15 miles of streets

 

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