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Research Outlines Pricey Housing Boom with Little Attainable Housing

A housing boom has changed the landscape and demographics of northern Mecklenburg County over the last decade, leading to big high-value homes and more commuters, according to a report by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute in conjunction with Lake Norman Economic Development.

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DHC Announces Expansion at Creekside Corner

Davidson Housing Coalition (DHC) will launch a renovation and redevelopment project later this spring that will add 3-4 new affordable units at its Creekside Corner Community in Davidson. The units will serve residents whose incomes are 80% or less of area median income. The project will also include a community room space for programming and use by residents. The project represents the first construction project for DHC since it broke ground in 2015 on affordable rentals that are reserved for veterans in the Creekside community.

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Collaboration between Agencies Yields Tree Canopy Grant

A collaborative effort to nurture and expand the tree canopy in West Davidson has received a Town of Davidson grant of $24,000 to be spent in phases over three years. The project is entitled “West Davidson Canopy & Native Landscape Enhancement.”

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2023 North Mecklenburg County Housing Needs Assessment

Last December, the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, along with the Lake Norman Economic Development Corporation, released the 2023 North Mecklenburg Housing Needs Assessment. This was an update to a report the institute previously released in 2019.

The assessment included information for the three towns that make up northern Mecklenburg County (North Mecklenburg); Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville. Here’s what we found:

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Our Town’s Dazzling Tradition of Luminarias

In late 1998, homeowners in the newly developed McConnell neighborhood decided to create a holiday tradition to bring the neighborhood together. Instead of exchanging holiday gifts of tchotchkes, cookies, and bottles of wine, the group decided to light up the neighborhood with luminarias. Neighbors were invited to make a small donation to support a local non-profit as part of the effort and come together on a single night to light luminarias on the sidewalk outside their homes.

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Local 8th Graders Contribute Ornaments to DHC’s Giving Tree

The board and staff of the Davidson Housing Coalition are especially proud of our tree this year with its ornaments created by the 8th grade class at the Community School of Davidson. These colorful, handmade ornaments are a gift of time and talent from the students, and everyone affiliated with DHC deeply appreciates their handiwork.

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DHC Receives Community Grant from Canopy Housing Foundation

On Wednesday, July 26, 2023, Davidson Housing Coalition (DHC) received one of 19 Community Grants awarded to housing and shelter nonprofits serving residents in Mecklenburg and Iredell Counties. The $3,000 grant provides funds to replace original flooring in a home in historic West Davidson. In addition, DHC is positioning the repair as one of two to three pilot projects the organization is using to help reshape, revitalize, and relaunch DHC’s HAMMERS program for home repair.

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Affordable Housing is Getting Harder to Build in Charlotte

On March 30, 2023, Axios Charlotte posted a summary of a report authored and released by UNC Charlotte’s Urban Institute that examines the challenges we face as a community in expanding the stock of affordable housing.

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    Former ToD Board Member Takes DHC Leadership Position

    A familiar face is the new director of the Davidson Housing Coalition.

    The DHC’s Board of Directors announced last week that Connie Wessner – a 25-year town resident, former town board member, longtime Community School of Davidson administrator and active participant in multiple community service organizations and town advisory committees – had accepted the DHC’s Executive Director post.

    Wessner takes the job previously held, since March of last year, by Gerald Wright.

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    The Bungalows Property to be Listed for Sale

    Since breaking ground in 1999 and cutting the ribbon in 2000, Mosaic and DHC have been committed, along with our partners in the community, to maintaining and keeping The Bungalows an affordable and comfortable place for residents to be proud to call home.

    Recently, and despite considerable efforts by Mosaic and DHC to avoid it, the owner with the majority interest in the property (neither Mosaic nor DHC) has insisted on listing the property for sale. As required under the terms of the partnership, Mosaic and DHC have engaged the services of a real estate firm to facilitate the sale.

    Because we value transparency and know you may have immediate questions, you’ll find responses to several key questions here.

    As additional information becomes available, we will share it with our residents first, and others as appropriate.