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​BOCC Receives Update on Affordable Housing

9/25/2019

BOCCMecklenburg County and several community organizations are proposing several programs to help address homelessness throughout the County.

On Sept. 24, Mecklenburg County Community Support Services, Foundation for the Carolinas and The Men’s Shelter/Urban Ministry Center presented three proposals during the Board of County Commissioners’ Budget and Public Policy Workshop. These proposals are for new programs to house families, single men and women, and young adults experiencing homelessness and survivors of domestic violence.

Here is an overview of the proposals:

A Way Home “MeckHome” Proposal

  • Offers temporary subsidies (Rapid Rehousing)
  • Provides experienced case workers and workforce development
  • Creates systemic change in major shelters
  • Leverages array of County services
     


Link Housing Proposal

Participants will move into a “Link” apartment (Transitional Housing) and receive assistance to obtain permanent, subsidized housing.

Eligible if:

  • Homeless at least six months and elderly and/or disabled
  • On the waitlist for subsidized housing and likely to be approved
  • Receiving fixed income (or in process)

 

This program will target tenants from Men’s Shelter of Charlotte and Salvation Army Center of Hope.
 
Community Support Services DV Rapid Rehousing Program Proposal

  • Targets individuals and families who are experiencing domestic violence
  • Offers rent subsidies (rapid rehousing) and supportive services to allow survivors and their families to find safety and stability
     


To view the presentation slides, click here.

To watch video from the meeting, click here.