Below is our most recent Call to Action that we have sent out to the Community for support.  Please continue to reach out to your City Council, Mayor and Board of County Commissioners and other Boards to enlist their support.  Your voice matters!!

CALL TO ACTION

On Tuesday May 19th at the Board of County Commissioners meeting, Mark Hahn with Mecklenburg County Asset and Facility Management presented a memorandum of understanding (MOU) update on the Seventh and Tryon Development project to the Board of County Commissioners.  The Commissioners will vote on the Seventh and Tryon MOU by June 2nd 2020.  Click here to review the full presentation. 

There is $18.7M available  for affordable Housing allocation.

  • Option 1 would fund 36 Units for 30% & 60% AMI for a 20 year Lease.  To build the 36 units the estimated cost is $14.5M which may be funded by the County as part of the Seventh & Tryon Development.  

  • Option 2 - Inlivian Proposal The Inlivian project for Hall House and adjacent parking lot will be presented to the County Commissioners during their two day offsite meeting on May 26th & May 27th to assess Inlivian's Hall House development proposal & funding requirements. 

  • Option 3 -  would fund 207 offsite units 30%-80% AMI for 30 years.  Bank of America would allocate $4.2  towards building the offsite units in 3 projects:  Scaley Bark Light Rail, Caldwell Supportive and YWCA/Park Road.  

OUR POSITION:  

 

We applaud the Board of County Commissioners ensuring that the Seventh & Tryon Development will meet the requirements of the RFP.  The proposal is a good start but can be improved upon by increasing the number of affordable units in Option 1 and Option 3. Let us not forget the economic slide and impact of COVID-19, there will be an even greater need for affordable housing over the next several years.  Given the global impact of the virus we need to develop solutions for the near term needs of our residents.   

Our Recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners: 

  • Increase overall Affordable Housing from 36 units to 45 units making it greater than 10% but less than 20%.  Including 2 bedroom units.  It would be the largest affordable housing development in Uptown area since 2008 - the Great recession.

  • Fund 473 shovel ready units by the Charlotte Housing partners that are spread throughout the community. 

  • Request Truist to commit $5M  from the $50M Commitment to COVID-19 Relief Efforts in Charlotte, to help with affordable housing in the Seventh and Tryon Street development.

  • Request the City to contribute $1.6M from the 2020 Housing Trust Fund

 

These changes would add 518 affordable housing units to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Community.  
 

Please copy and paste the following text in RED in an email to your Board of County Commissioners. Click here for Board of County Commissioner email addresses.

Dear County Commissioner,

We applaud the Board of County Commissioners to ensuring that the Seventh & Tryon Development will meet the requirements of the RFP.  The proposal is a good start but can be improved upon by increasing the number of affordable units in Option 1 and Option 3. Let us not forget the economic slide and impact of COVID-19, there will be an even greater need for affordable housing over the next several years.  Given the global impact of the virus we need to develop solutions for the near term needs of our residents.   

Our Recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners: Prior to your June 2nd vote,  Please make the following changes to the Seventh & Tryon Development Proposal to support Affordable Housing in our Community.  

Our Recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners: 

  • Increase overall Affordable Housing from 36 units to 45 units making it greater than 10% but less than 20%.  Including 2 bedroom units.  It would be the largest affordable housing development in Uptown area since 2008 - the Great recession.

  • Fund 473 shovel ready units by the Charlotte Housing partners that are spread throughout the community. 

  • Request Truist  to commit $5M  from the $50M Commitment to COVID-19 Relief Efforts in Charlotte, to help with affordable housing in the Seventh and Tryon Street development.

  • Request the City to contribute $1.6M from the 2020 Housing Trust Fund

These changes would add 518 affordable housing units to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Community. 

County Commissioner I am asking you to agree with the recommendations above and formally request that they are included in the Seventh and Tryon Development prior to your vote on June 2nd, 2020.  

Sincerely, 

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Equitable Communities CLT is working to change the conversation around affordable and equitable housing in  the Charlotte area.

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Charlotte, NC 28209

 

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