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January 20, 2022

Myers Park Presbyterian donates $500,000 to kick start Habitat Charlotte Region townhome development

16-unit project brings affordable homes to East Charlotte; to be built on donated land

Myers Park Presbyterian Church recently announced a significant $500,000 donation to Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region from their current capital campaign. Donated funds will be used for infrastructure development on an exciting project that will bring sixteen 3-bedroom townhomes to East Lane Drive in East Charlotte.

The townhomes will be built on a 2-acre parcel of land that was donated to Habitat Charlotte Region in 2019 by the Brooks family, proprietors of Brooks Sandwich House, a landmark NoDa eatery.

Habitat Charlotte Region determined that the property would be best suited for multi-unit development in order to provide its greatest impact, and to serve the maximum number of Charlotte Region families. Each unit will feature 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms with over 1,100 square feet of heated living space. Homes will be built using Habitat’s strict construction guidelines, including Energy Star and System VisionTM energy efficiency standards.

Townhomes will be 100% owner-occupied, providing homeowners with the financial benefit of asset appreciation, yielding a growth in personal wealth. Affordable mortgages will allow residents to build equity while effectively managing their personal household expenses.
Habitat collaborated with neighbors, city council members and the City of Charlotte to petition for and receive rezoning approval, which was granted on January 19.

“Expanding access to affordable housing is essential to combat chronic housing insecurity in Charlotte. Myers Park Presbyterian is committed to living out God’s love for our community by collaborating with trusted partners, such as Habitat Charlotte Region. We’re humbled by this opportunity to strengthen and support this project through our relationships and resources,” explains Patty Arcia, Director of Outreach at MPPC.

Habitat Charlotte Region President & CEO Laura Belcher adds “This is such a powerful example of people coming together to support affordable housing in our region – bridging private supporters, faith groups, neighborhood residents, the City of Charlotte and Habitat staff to make this project a reality.”

Ground breaking for the new neighborhood is scheduled to start in late 2022.


About Myers Park Presbyterian Church

Myers Park Presbyterian Church is an engaged community of faith, committed to affirming the dignity and humanity of every person, while striving to create a welcoming environment for all God’s children.

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