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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