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Reimagining Housing with Heal Charlotte

October 26, 2020 Andy Krafft & Jordan Stevens
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Reimagining Housing with Heal Charlotte
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Reimagining Housing with Heal Charlotte
Oct 26, 2020
Andy Krafft & Jordan Stevens

This month Luminocity is spotlighting Heal Charlotte, holistically addressing real issues in Charlotte, one community at a time.

Founder, Greg Jackson, shares how the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in September 2016 changed his life. Shortly after the shooting, Greg showed up with others to protest the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department at its headquarters the day after the shooting but says a crucial conversation that day changed his trajectory, leading to the formation of Heal Charlotte.

In addition to helping community members with food distribution, emergency housing, and youth development,  Heal Charlotte is now embarking on their most ambitious project to date by launching a $10 million capital campaign to transform a neglected motel into an affordable housing campus on Reagan Drive. They believe this is chance to tackle the systemic inequities perpetuated by the city’s affordable housing crisis. By acquiring and managing their own property, the willl be able to centralize and expand their operation in order to serve a larger population. In addition to housing, the future Heal Charlotte campus will provide residents with food, ongoing mentorship and case managers to assist in transitioning out of the facility.

Help further this cause at: healcharotte.org
Follow Heal Charlotte on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Find more stories like this by following us on Instagram: @luminocitypod

Show Notes

This month Luminocity is spotlighting Heal Charlotte, holistically addressing real issues in Charlotte, one community at a time.

Founder, Greg Jackson, shares how the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in September 2016 changed his life. Shortly after the shooting, Greg showed up with others to protest the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department at its headquarters the day after the shooting but says a crucial conversation that day changed his trajectory, leading to the formation of Heal Charlotte.

In addition to helping community members with food distribution, emergency housing, and youth development,  Heal Charlotte is now embarking on their most ambitious project to date by launching a $10 million capital campaign to transform a neglected motel into an affordable housing campus on Reagan Drive. They believe this is chance to tackle the systemic inequities perpetuated by the city’s affordable housing crisis. By acquiring and managing their own property, the willl be able to centralize and expand their operation in order to serve a larger population. In addition to housing, the future Heal Charlotte campus will provide residents with food, ongoing mentorship and case managers to assist in transitioning out of the facility.

Help further this cause at: healcharotte.org
Follow Heal Charlotte on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Find more stories like this by following us on Instagram: @luminocitypod