Access to safe, quality and affordable housing

​Quality Affordable Housing

Open access to safe, quality and affordable housing is critical to our community's success. As Charlotte continues to grow, our city is committed to a plan for affordable housing that strikes the right balance between revitalizing and investing in our underserved neighborhoods and ensuring long-time residents can afford to live in these homes. Our Strategic Housing Plan is designed to create 5,000 workforce and affordable housing units over the next three years.

  • 5000 workforce and affordable units in next 3 years
  • Strategic Housing Plan & Strategy
  • House Charlotte program
  • Housing and Neighborhood department alignment
  • Housing Trust Fund
  • Expedited permitting and review process for affordable housing units

​Affordable Housing:
Key Accomplishments to Date

  • 203 Single Family Housing Rehabilitation units
  • 199 Multifamily Housing Rehabilitation units
  • 262 Down Payment Assistance units
  • 277 New Housing Construction units

    (posted 4/28/17)
  • ​329 Voluntarily Restricted Multifamily units
  • 455 Multifamily New Construction units

    (posted 4/28/17)
  • 1725 Housing Units to Date
  • 34 % to Council goal  

    (posted 4/28/17)

  • ​This study by the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing provides advice on how the city can better support more workforce and affordable housing development.
  • Housing and Neighborhood Services department will report out on this soon.
  • ​Housing and Neighborhood Services department  has met with private developers.
  • Civic Leadership Academy kicked off March 2.

Council approved Housing Trust Fund allocations to multi-family tax credit developments for a total of $13,859,000 for nine developments, which will provide a total of 608 units toward the council goal of 5,000 units. 

(posted 4/28/17)

Council approved fund allocations for the Supportive Housing developments for a total of $1 million to St. Johns place for 32 units, and the Men's Shelter of Charlotte for 230 beds.

(posted 4/28/17)