Resources for Homeowners & Renters

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Staying in Place is a collaborative approach to provide opportunity for residents who want to stay in their neighborhoods to remain, while preserving housing affordability for future generations. 

This initiative brings together multiple city departments to take a holistic view of residents’ needs and their homes/property. In this way, residents can connect to programs, resources, and other forms of support to help them stay in place as neighborhoods change over time. 

The Staying in Place approach is currently in a pilot phase in three Charlotte neighborhoods: Hidden Valley, Washington Heights, and Winterfield. 

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What’s Next 
Staying in Place includes reimagining existing programs, expanding services, piloting new opportunities, and partnering with many communities, neighborhoods, businesses, and organizations to be as impactful and effective as possible. 

If you live in Hidden Valley, Winterfield, or Washington Heights, we’d love to hear from you! Complete this Staying In Place Interest Form!

Community Engagement 

Residents and community members are and will continue to be front and center to this process, and engagement will take place before, during and continuously throughout the initiative.  

City staff is currently conducting visual surveys of the three pilot neighborhoods. Staff and neighborhood leaders will walk through the pilot neighborhoods to identify areas where potential City service delivery may be needed (sidewalk repair, pothole repair, etc.), to identify opportunities for neighborhood enhancement and beautification, and to  make referrals to other agencies that can assist with additional services. 

Neighborhood leaders and residents are encouraged to identify community and resident needs and to share feedback as Staying in Place explores, develops and implements new programs. 

For more information about the visual community surveys and/or to share feedback about the initiative, please contact or 704-336-3311. 

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