Like most major American cities, Charlotte is suffering from a severe shortage of affordable housing. More than a third of households in Charlotte are “cost-burdened,” which means they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing, according to a city report.
“There is a misconception that older children bring more challenges, have severe problems and are harder to maintain,” Batts told qnotes. “Older children in foster care face the stigma of being unmanageable, set in their ways and having too many behavioral issues. This is a huge problem because parents do not think they can reach this population.”