Quality, 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

Between January 2016 and November 2017, approximately 3,252 affordable housing units (65%) were completed and/or committed.

(posted 1​1/17/17)

  • ​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)