Can We Talk about Affordable Housing? Fears, Facts and the Future

Affordable housing is a challenge for our community. From 3rd Ward to Berewick, from Ballantyne to Ayrsley, people have concerns about where affordable housing is being built and how decisions are made about its location.

If you would like to discuss your position on affordable housing with others, please join us for an interactive community dialogue – “Can We Talk About Affordable Housing: Fears, Facts and the Future?” on either:

7:00 PM, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Harrison United Methodist

15008 Lancaster Highway

Pineville, NC 28277

7:00 PM, Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Covenant Presbyterian Church

1000 East Morehead

Charlotte, NC 28204


James Mitchell, City Council, District 2

Chair – Housing & Neighborhood Development Committee

Moderators Moderators

Warren Cooksey, City Council, District 7 Brian Collier, Senior VP, Foundation for The Carolinas

Vi Alexander Lyles, The Lee Institute Vi Alexander Lyles, The Lee Institute

Panelists Panelists

Debra Campbell, C-M Planning Director Debra Campbell, C-M Planning Director

Ned Curran, President, The Bissell Companies David Jones, Attorney, K&L Gates

Rodney Sadler, Professor, Union Seminary Judy Schindler, Senior Rabbi, Temple Beth El

Concerns and questions to be addressed at both dialogues include:

• What is “affordable housing?” How does it differ from “public housing?”
• Who determines where affordable housing is located in Charlotte-Mecklenburg? What rights do neighborhoods and individuals have?
• What impact will affordable housing have on my property values? Will it change the demographics of my neighborhood?
• What moral and ethical issues are raised as we make decisions about affordable housing?

Citizen feedback from these dialogues will be shared with the City Council, Neighborhood and Business Services and the Charlotte Housing Authority.

To RSVP for one or both events, please contact Renee Thompson

at 704.336.2424 or

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