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May is Affordable Housing Awareness Month Nationally, and The Northwest Corridor Council of Elders, DreamKey Partners, Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Regions Neighborhood Revitalization Oversight Committee, and Johnson C. Smith University are raising awareness about affordable Housing

The people of Charlotte are now facing one of the worst affordable housing crises the city has ever seen. According to the 2022 State of Housing Report in Charlotte by UNC Charlotte’s Childress Klein Center for Real Estate, only 25% of homes sold are under $300,000. The research also revealed a rapid acceleration in rental prices, which averaged $320, or 27% per unit.

Affordable Housing is a chronic issue for many residents of Charlotte who are teachers, police officers, public employees, transit drivers, essential workers, municipal workers, and more.

Lack of Affordable Housing increases homelessness, tax revenue loss, healthcare costs, a less diverse workforce, a more significant burden on public services, and stunts economic growth and upward mobility. The Affordable Housing Crisis in Charlotte is everyone’s problem.

Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region service area

House Size Policy

Household SizeBedrooms
Single adult or couple with no children2
Single adult or couple with 1 child3
Single adult or couple with 2 children3
Single adult or couple with 3 children 4
Single adult or couple with 4 children*4
Single adult or couple with 5 or more children5
Single adult or couple with 4 children where age (13 or over), age difference (4 yrs or more apart), or gender doesn't allow sharing5

House sizes for households with multiple adults or adults who are not married will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

* Children of the same gender who are under 13-years-old and fewer than 4 years apart in age could be required to share a room.