Affordable Housing

Charlotte and its surrounding area represent a rapidly-growing region whose citizens face increasing difficulty finding affordable places to live close to work, schools and community centers. These stories are part of ‘I Can’t Afford to Live Here,’ a collaborative reporting project focused on solutions to the affordable housing crisis.

Zine: Charlotte’s Eviction Crisis

Based on WCNC Charlotte’s story “Charlotte eviction crisis ‘affecting the most vulnerable'” and QCity Metro’s story “Charlotte coalition pushes for

Zine: A Pathway for Success

Based on The Charlotte Observer’s story “Planned Charlotte housing development for once incarcerated ‘a pathway’ for success”

Zine: Charlotte’s Eviction Crisis

Based on WCNC Charlotte’s story “Charlotte eviction crisis ‘affecting the most vulnerable'” and QCity Metro’s story “Charlotte coalition pushes for

Zine: A Pathway for Success

Based on The Charlotte Observer’s story “Planned Charlotte housing development for once incarcerated ‘a pathway’ for success”

Affordable Housing

Habitat for Humanity as a model for affordable housing

The Charlotte Journalism Collaborative (CJC) launched in 2019 with a focus on solutions to the affordable housing crisis. From rent control to housing fundraisers, communities are trying to come up with solutions — wanting to make sure everyone can afford to have a roof over their heads.

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Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis didn’t happen overnight. In fact, Charlotte has a history of broken promises and missed opportunities that led us here. Read more in this feature from WCNC that helped launch the Charlotte Journalism Collaborative’s project. 

These stories are part of ‘I Can’t Afford to Live Here,’ a collaborative reporting project focused on solutions to the affordable housing crisis in Charlotte.