Mayor and Housing Coalition to Host Interfaith Summit on Affordable Housing and Homelessness

Mayor Anthony Foxx and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Coalition for Housing are hosting an Interfaith Summit on affordable housing and homelessness on Friday, March 9, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at The Park Expo and Conference Center (800 Briar Creek Road).

The summit is designed to further engage faith communities in the effort to end and prevent homelessness in Charlotte and to share what actions can and need to be done today to work toward this goal. Congregations are invited to register up to three people. The event is geared toward the faith community but is open to the public. Pre-registration is required by March 1, 2012.

To register for the event, go to:

The Keynote speaker is Rev. Floyd Flake, Senior Pastor at The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York. Rev. Flake has established a reputation for developing innovative initiatives to revitalize urban commercial and residential communities.

The Interfaith Summit will include a viewing of the documentary Souls of our Neighbors: Fears, Facts & Affordable Housing and a Can We Talk dialogue on the issues addressed in the documentary. The dialogue will be facilitated by the City of Charlotte Community Relations Committee, Mecklenburg Ministries and Community Building Initiative. The summit will also include a Call To Action where congregations will learn the concrete next steps they can take to assist the Homeless Services Network agencies that are supporting the effort to end and prevent homelessness.

Event details:
Friday, March 9, 2012
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Park Expo and Conference Center
800 Briar Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28205


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration & Coffee
Homeless Services Network Agency Showcase

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Mayor Foxx Welcome
Rev. Floyd Flake Keynote

10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Souls of Our Neighbors Documentary
Can We Talk – small group breakout sessions

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Large group discussion
Call To Action – next steps for your congregation

For more information or to register for the Interfaith Summit, please visit: or contact Pam Young at 704-336-3337,