‘We missed a major opportunity.’ Affordable housing lags near new Charlotte light rail | The State

‘We missed a major opportunity.’ Affordable housing lags near new Charlotte light rail | The State

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Long before the mid-March grand opening of Charlotte’s light-rail extension, city leaders vowed to help build affordable housing along the Blue Line. More than 15 years ago, a Charlotte City Council plan recommended that the city buy land and take other steps…

Asheville activists, officials want new board to battle racism, gentrification

Asheville activists, officials want new board to battle racism, gentrification

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(Photo: E.M. Ball, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina Asheville) ASHEVILLE – A new city body could spearhead one of the region’s most ambitious efforts against institutional racism and other forms of discrimination, proponents say. A proposed human relations…