Community Letter

​Charlotte's Community Letter

Charlotte’s Community Letter is about everyone working together –  across all communities – to make Charlotte the best city for all.

That means four things in particular:

  1. Trust in community policing
  2. Quality affordable housing
  3. Good jobs and the skills to get them
  4. Other opportunities - the community letter is just the beginning.

Charlotte City Council adopted these actions to address our city’s challenging issues in partnership with the community at-large, following the Charlotte demonstrations.

Upcoming Council Milestones 

City Council will receive an update on the Community Letter on June 5, 2017.

April 24 Community Letter City Council Update (posted 4/28/17)

Charlotte City Council received an update April 4 on several key initiatives specific to affordable housing that support City Council's Community Letter, an effort to make Charlotte the best city for all.


Charlotte City Council continues to work toward the Community Letter's objective of creating 5,000 affordable and workforce housing units within a three-year period.

Council members approved Housing Trust Fund allocations for the following multi-family tax credit developments for a total of $13,859,000 to:

  • Bingham Park Seniors, $1,413,000 (60 units);

  • Catawba II, $1,072,000 (39 units);  

  • Gibbon Trace, $960,000 (96 units);

  • Nevin Road, $1,700,000 (68 units);

  • North Chase Seniors, $2,000,000 (69 units);

  • Northlake Seniors, $1,750,000 (70 units);

  • Old Concord Apartments, $2,400,000 (78 units);

  •  Rosewood Commons, $1,425,000 (85 units); and

  • Samuel Street Seniors, $1,139,000 (43 units).

All nine developments, which include a total of 608 units, meet the City's submission requirements and are recommended for funding based on the preliminary site scores issued by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA), zoning and planning guidelines, and compliance with the Housing Locational Policy.

Charlotte City Council also approved the Housing and Neighborhood Development Committee's recommendation of fund allocations for the following Supportive Housing developments for a total of $1 million to:

  • St. John's Place, $500,000 (32 units); and

  • The Men's Shelter of Charlotte, $500,000 (230 beds).

The central hub for information and updates can be found on the city's website at

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​Prior Updates to Council

4/3/2017April 3 Community Letter Presentation Workshop Final.pdf
3/6/2017March 6 Community Letter Presentation Workshop Final.pdf
2/13/2017February 13 Council Business Meeting Community Policing Presentation.pdf
2/6/2017February 6th Community Action Plan Affordable Housing Presentation.pdf
1/26/2017January 26 Council retreat discussion Community Action Plan FINAL.pdf
1/9/2017January 9 Council Dinnerbriefing.pdf
12/5/2016December 5 Council Workshop_FINALv2.pdf
10/3/2016Letter to the Community - 10.3.16 - Charlotte City Council.pdf
2/7/2016November 7 Council Workshop_FINAL.pdf