Housing

  • Editor’s Note (September 2017): A Backdrop for Big Things       Published: 2017.08.17 11:26 PM BY MICHAEL GRAFF charlottemagazine.com ONE EVENING not long after I moved to Charlotte, I slipped into a comfortable chair at Park Road Books to listen to an author who once created an entire fictional community out of fish stories. Daniel Wallace […]

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  • A Community Approach to Creating Opportunity for Children By Laura Clark, M.A., Chief Executive Officer, Renaissance West Community Initiative Originally published at www.ncchild.org   Children do not come in pieces and parts, and they do not grow up in isolation. They are members of families and communities, and when their families and communities struggle, so […]

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  • The Foundation for the Carolinas’ Annual Meeting attracted a sell-out crowd of 1,500 people to the Convention Center in uptown Charlotte. Keynote speaker Steven Johnson discussed how collaboration leads to new and innovative ideas. The Foundation featured Renaissance West Community Initiative as an organization exemplifying the power of collaboration, innovation, and impact. Check out the […]

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  • From The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC     BY MARK PRICE msprice@charlotteobserver.com Family Dollar CEO Howard Levine has become the latest community leader to champion a rebirth on Charlotte’s low-income west side, giving $1 million to help build a child development center on land that was once home to the notorious Boulevard Homes housing project. […]

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  • Meet Rosha McGill, one of the first residents of The Retreat at Renaissance and a dedicated community advocate. The Retreat is a 110-unit apartment building for senior and disabled citizens located within the Renaissance mixed-income housing development. The Retreat opened in the fall of 2013, when Ms. McGill moved in. Prior to settling in at […]

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  • From The Citizen-Times, Asheville, NC Could new approach help solve Asheville’s housing crisis?  Caitlin Byrd, cbyrd@citizen-times.com 6:56 a.m. EST November 18, 2015 ASHEVILLE – The conversation about how to tackle Asheville’s housing crisis continues. During a three-hour event at the U.S. Cellular Center, a standing room only crowd of more than 100 people listened as panelists leaned into […]

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  •   From The Citizen-Times, Asheville, NC Our view: Point person for housing needed 12:05 a.m. EST November 26, 2015 What do schools in Mobile, Alabama, and housing in Asheville have in common? Both are difficult issues that illustrate the importance of having a point person in charge. Mobile has such a person. She is Carolyn […]

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  • Tierra is one of three new Care Coordinators who work on-site at The Renaissance, supporting the families and individuals that live here to set and attain their goals. Read the interview below to learn more about her. Tell me a bit about yourself: I grew up in the small town of Taylorsville, NC and went […]

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