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$58 Million Housing Impact Fund Acquires First Property, Preserving 144 Affordable Apartments for Next 20 Years

$58 Million Housing Impact Fund Acquires First Property, Preserving 144 Affordable Apartments for Next 20 Years   Also partners with city and county to create new subsidy providing rental assistance for the most needy in our community    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 17, 2020) – The Housing Impact Fund, in partnership with Ascent Housing,  today announced its purchase of Lake Mist Apartments, a 144-unit property off Archdale Drive and Old Pineville Road in south Charlotte.…

Mindful Parent

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By Shavonda Bean   Parenting with Mental Illness     Most of us have experienced a health situation in which our day-to-day lives come to a screeching halt. Those once manageable tasks become daunting, and you’ve had to lean on your tribe for help.…

Ciao! Welcome to September

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I had the opportunity to travel to Italy in July with my 13-year-old granddaughter, Victoria Feimster, an eight grade student at Charlotte Country Day School.    We took our first trip to New York when she was only four, and nine years later we set out big time. …

Book Explores the Complexities of Black Men Through the Eyes of Local Leaders

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By Kallan Louis We are currently witnessing rapid and steady growth in Charlotte. As luxury apartments, retail shops and restaurants have residents flooding back to live in uptown and South End, Charlotte’s historically black West End has remained mostly neglected. The often-mentioned Harvard study on economic mobility — which ranked Charlotte last out of 50 major metropolitan areas on economic mobility — reveals how complex the issues truly are.…

The Rundown: Things to Do Thursday, November 9 – Sunday, November 12

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By Shawn D. Allison, II   Salutations family! I hope you all have had a fantastic week as I have. The election has concluded and it’s now time to move our city in a new and more progressive direction. To get things started, I encourage everyone to get their feet moving in the direction of some of these delightful events I have found for you all this weekend.…