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Name Change for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Coalition for Housing
The advisory board appointed jointly by Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte to manage and oversee the Charlotte-Mecklenburg 10-Year Plan to End and Prevent Homelessness has a new name.
The Housing Advisory Board of Charlotte-Mecklenburg is now the name of the 16-member community-based advisory board formerly known as the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Coalition for Housing.
The board decided on the name change as a way to better reflect the activities and work being done in the community to support creating more housing opportunities. The name change does not change the advisory board’s scope of work.
Established in May 2010, the advisory board is accountable to oversee the long-term plan to address homelessness in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. That 10-year plan is mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The mayor appoints three members to the board; the Charlotte City Council appoints eight members and the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners appoints five members.
For more information, contact Stacy M. Lowry at 704-336-3784 or Stacy.Lowry@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. Groundbreaking Set for Phase II of the Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews
Please join me in attending the groundbreaking ceremony for phase II of the Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews, 1505 Tank Town Road. The ceremony will take place on Monday, June 22 at 11 a.m.
Phase II will serve as the culmination of the state-of-the-art facility, adding several multi-purpose athletic fields including a championship-caliber field with seating up to 2,700.
The Sportsplex opened in late 2013 with five fields. It has hosted several major tournaments and events in soccer, lacrosse and rugby and attracted thousands of athletes and spectators from across the Southeast.
Substantial completion is expected by late 2016.
You can learn about the Sportsplex by watching a short video produced by Public Information. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council Provides Leadership Opportunities for Students
Mecklenburg County contracts with Generation Nation to develop a program to engage youth in meaningful involvement in County policy and decision-making. This program, called Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council, is available to County Commissioners and County staff to inform and give feedback about issues important to youth. Students are available to:
Please contact Amy Farrell at 704-343-6999 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to refer issues to the Youth Council, have opportunities for youth participation, or to discuss how the Youth Council can be a resource for you.
Youth council members will provide an update on their work to the Board later this summer.