In FY01, the City achieved the following:

  • Encouraged neighborhood connectivity by developing a Subdivision Ordinance that limits the use of cul de sacs.
  • Included $80 million in the FY02 budget to fund affordable housing construction and housing rehabilitation/support programs.
  • Formed new Neighborhood Action Teams in the Grier Heights and Wingate neighborhoods.  These teams foster community-based problem solving.
  • Increased the supply of low- and moderate-income housing by 257 units (83 through new construction and 174 through rehabilitation).
  • Conducted 2,511 housing inspections, bringing 1,840 homes into code compliance, a 28% increase over the previous year.
  • Identified infrastructure improvements for 21 neighborhoods in a $32 million bond referendum.  Voters approved the referendum by a margin of 70%.
  • Added to the Charlotte Green community garden program bringing to eight the number of community gardens throughout Charlotte.
  • Trained 1,051 residents representing 114 neighborhoods in leadership and organization building, a 38% increase over this past year.
  • Investigated 31 fair housing complaints - the most-ever received in a single year - and closed 15, a 150% increase over the previous year.
  • Provided diversity, conflict-management and fair-housing training to a total of 1,734 individuals, a 96% increase over FY00 and a 197% over FY99.
  • Assisted 376 low- to moderate-income families or individuals in purchasing a home, a 27% increase over FY00.
  • Processed 166 rezoning applications, 97% of which were approved consistent with adopted area plans and policies.
  • Completed the Eastside Strategy Plan currently under review by citizens.
  • Initiated development of Pedestrian Overlay District plans for five corridors: East Boulevard, Seventh Street, SouthEnd, West Morehead and Elizabeth Ave.  These plans seek to create or enhance a pedestrian-friendly environment.

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The City continues to face a number of challenges in this area, including:

  • Increasing the City's supply of affordable housing.
  • Implementing Smart Growth strategies while continuing to develop and offer citizens a variety of housing and lifestyle options.

Families or Individuals Receiving Home Ownership Assistance

FY2001 - 376
FY2000 - 296
FY1999 - 195
FY1998 - 144

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