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‘Status quo is not working.’ Can Charlotte Find Solutions for Affordable Housing Crisis?

The new Charlotte Journalism Collaborative will be covering this critical issue with a solutions journalism approach. Keep an eye out for these stories over the next few months.

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.

U.S./World: SONG exceeds ‘bail out’ efforts

Beyond the Carolinas

Southerners On New Ground’s (SONG) National Black Mama’s Bail Out Action raised over $200,000 regionally, with more than 3,000 contributors, which went to help release 41 Black mothers so they could be reunited with their families on Mother’s Day.