From Vi Lyles <[email protected]>
Subject Let’s Continue to Fight the Affordable Housing Crisis Together
Date August 23, 2019 3:00 PM
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John —


On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to cast my vote during the City of Charlotte primary surrounded by family, friends and members of the community. It seems surreal, but when I casted my vote during the mayoral primary in 2017, I had just introduced my plan for a more equitable city. By focusing on affordable housing, better-paying jobs and transportation accessibility, we can level the playing field, allowing people to both work and live in Charlotte. 


Since my election, I’ve worked hard to fight our affordable housing crisis. In addition to securing funding to build more affordable units, I’ve also advocated for rehabilitation and renovation of existing housing because I realize this is a problem we simply can’t build our way out of. Yet, we need to find more ways to ensure that everyone has a home. Already, I’ve helped Charlotte be successful in this fight by: 

Creating public and private partnerships between businesses and the City of Charlotte which have brought an additional $70 million in funding. 

Working with the Charlotte City Council to secure $17.7 million to build eight additional affordable housing projects. 

Allocating nearly $2.1 million from the city’s Housing Trust Fund to subsidize the renovation and rehabilitation of the Sharon Oaks Apartments while continuing to explore more ways to preserve and improve current conditions. 

Partnering with landlords to work toward housing policy reform to help those transitioning back into the community to secure safe, affordable housing. 

Endorsing and supporting an additional $50 million for affordable housing in 2021. 

While we still have more work to do, ensuring that every Charlottean has a safe place to live continues to be a priority of mine. 


Please join me in this fight to end our affordable housing crisis. 


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Vi Alexander Lyles For Mayor
7804 Fairview Road, #121
Charlotte NC 28226 United States

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