Charlotte City council passes plan to spread low-income housing around

The Charlotte city council voted 9-2 on a plan aimed at spreading low-income housing throughout the city.

The goal of the plan is to bring more low-income housing to neighborhoods that currently don’t have a lot of it, while preventing more from being built in areas that do have a lot of it.

The plan makes it far easier to put low-income housing in so-called “stable” neighborhoods than it does in neighborhoods the city labels “challenged” or “transitioning.” Among the recently finished developments are units for senior citizens and new apartment complexes.

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Vice President and General Counsel, StreetLights Residential - Building Places that Life the Human Spirit.
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