The Charlotte City Council will vote next month whether to revise or eliminate the city policy on where affordable housing can be built. Officials say the policy is outdated, and conflicts with the council’s goal of adding more affordable units. Residents are being asked to comment at meetings beginning this week.
City Housing and Neighborhoods Director Pamela Wideman, said the current policy is not working.
“It’s becoming the norm for city council to have to approve waivers for their own locational policy, particularly in areas that are gentrifying and that are in need of affordable housing,” Wideman said.
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