The Pathways to Removing Obstacles (PRO) Housing grant, offered by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), works to remove barriers and other obstacles to affordable housing production and preservation.

 

The city is proposing a streamlined information and process center to ensure that information, resources, and incentives are available to anyone and everyone interested in creating affordable housing in the Charlotte region. The goal of these streamlined programs and services is to make building affordable housing more accessible, so more units will be available across the entire city, especially in areas of opportunity.

 

Proposed Activities

  • Development Center Team: a “concierge” or navigation service to streamline information and services for all those interested in creating affordable housing. This team will help interested parties navigate services and programs available to them.
  • Cost of regulation study: a study to better understand overall cost and constraints of regulations and to identify sources of barriers
  • Managing service for set aside units: A third-party service to manage set aside units, accessory dwelling units, and other affordable units for those interested in creating these types of affordable housing but do not have the capacity to manage it themselves
  • Acquisition, Rehabilitation, and Resell revolving fund: initial funding to purchase, rehabilitate, and then resell homes at an affordable rate. Funding received from the sale of the home will be repurposed into this fund.
  • “Missing Middle” program: to establish a program to make it easier to build “missing middle” housing, such as duplexes, triplexes, etc. This would include a pool of resources such as designers, contractors, etc. who can help build these types of units.
  • Incentive study: a study to measure the impact of existing incentives to be able to maximize the number of set-aside affordable units, especially in areas of high opportunity

 

Public Workshops: Drop-In Sessions

Wednesday, October 25
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, Room 280

 

Thursday, October 26
7:30 to 9 a.m.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, Room 280

 

Thursday, October 26: VIRTUAL
12 to 1 p.m.
Zoom link

 

Planning on attending? Please register online.
 

 

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