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Housing Locational Policy
UPDATE: The 2011 Housing Locational Policy was approved by City Council on March 28, 2011.


The original Housing Locational Policy was created in 2001 to provide Council a guide for the financing and/or development of new affordable housing projects. 

The City of Charlotte conducted five public forums during the months of July and August to give citizens a chance to provide feedback on the draft Housing Locational policy.  

If citizens were not able to attend one of the designated forums or Housing & Neighborhood Development Committee meetings, they may email questions and comments to HLP@charlottenc.gov
  • October 18, 2010: The Housing & Neighborhood Development Committee voted to approve the proposed revised Housing Locational Policy. 
  • November 8, 2010: The policy was presented at the City Council Dinner Briefing.  
  • November 22, 2010: A Public Hearing on the Housing Locational Policy was held at the City Council meeting.
    • Sixteen speakers focused on three similar concerns; the 1/2 mile radius provision, the 5% cap on affordable housing and exemptions from the policy.
    • Council referred the policy back to the Housing and Neighborhood Development Committee for revisions. 
  • December 16, 2010: Housing Services staff convened the individuals who spoke at the public hearing to discuss the issues raised.
  • January 5, 2011: Staff presented the feedback received from the group to the Housing and Neighborhood Development Committee for further discussion.
  • February 2, 2011: The Housing & Neighborhood Development Committee voted to approve the proposed revised Housing Locational Policy. 
  • February 28, 2011: The revised policy was presented at the City Council Dinner Briefing.
  • March 28, 2011: The policy was approved by City Council

City Council Dinner Briefing Presentations

November 8th, 2010 Council Dinner Briefing Presentation
February 28, 2011 Council Dinner Briefing Presentation


Housing & Neighborhood Development Committee Presentations: 

August 25th, 2010 H&ND Committee Presentation

September 1st, 2010 H&ND Committee Presentation

October 6th, 2010 H&ND Committee Presentation

October 18th, 2010 H&ND Committee Presentation

December 8th, 2010 H&ND Committee Presentation

January 5th, 2011 H&ND Committee Presentation

February 2nd, 2011 H&ND Committee Presentation


Additional Resources: 

Common Housing Terms and Definitions

Council Approved Housing Locational Policy Waivers

Frequently Asked Questions about Assisted Housing Policy

Quality of Life Study Fact Sheet
 

Maps:

2010 Quality of Life Study Map

Permissible Areas for the Housing Locational Policy


Citizen Forum Comments:

Collective comments made by citizens at the July 7th public forum

Collective comments made by citizens at the July 27th public forum

Collective comments made by citizens at the August 4th public forum

Collective comments made by citizens at the August 9th public forum

Collective comments made by citizens at the August 16th public forum