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As the youngest of nine children growing up in rural Kansas, I knew our family had very little money because of the hand-me-down clothes and one bicycle that we all shared. Poverty was a chronic condition for many families living in McPherson back then....

The Housing Partnership’s Homeownership Center of Charlotte (HCC) is a streamlined educational program that puts first-time homebuyers on the fast track to the best loans and benefits available today. ...

In 1963, Harvey Gantt enrolled at Clemson University, breaking the school’s color barrier. Twenty years later, he became Charlotte’s first black mayor and eventually made two high-profile but unsuccessful runs for U.S. Senate against incumbent Jesse Helms, whose record on race was abysmal....

REAL TALK ABOUT ECONOMIC MOBILITY IN CHARLOTTE: A BLACK MALE PERSPECTIVE This community conversation will engage audience members in a facilitated discussion about issues of economic mobility in Charlotte through the lens of African American men. The themes that will be addressed include the following: Understanding...

The Housing Partnership to provide much-needed assistance to eligible homeowners CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 16, 2018 – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership, Inc. (The Housing Partnership) will provide assistance to homeowners in the completion of their low-income homestead exclusion or property tax deferment filings for the current tax...

Are you over 65 or disabled? You could qualify for relief from Mecklenburg County property taxes. ...

Growing up in Boulevard Homes on Charlotte’s west side, Diamond Staton-Williams never imagined that she would one day be a successful healthcare professional managing a staff of 28 with the region’s largest hospital system. In fact, when she reflects on her younger years as a...

BY JULIE PORTER - SPECIAL TO THE OBSERVER EDITORIAL BOARD February 13, 2018 Right before the Christmas holiday, The Housing Partnership received an emergency request for housing. A disabled senior was being displaced from her apartment near Central Avenue after the property was purchased by an investor...

Dear Friends, Following the Keith Lamont Scott shooting, the City of Charlotte increased its production goals for affordable housing, pledging to provide 5,000 units in three years.  To back up that pledge, the City recently approved an extraordinary $20 million in Housing Trust Funds to support...