Homes for Those Experiencing Homelessness

Five people standing and conversing in a circle at a construction site. They're all wearing hard hats and reflective vests.
Pho­to cour­tesy of Roof Above
Roof Above has received $1 mil­lion from Lowe’s to help trans­form an old hotel into 88 apart­ments for peo­ple expe­ri­enc­ing home­less­ness in Char­lotte, Katie writes. Con­text: Roof Above announced plans last Decem­ber to buy the old Qual­i­ty Inn at the inter­sec­tion of Clan­ton Road and I‑77 to turn into per­ma­nent hous­ing. Ulti­mate­ly, the prop­er­ty will oper­ate like Moore Place, a 120-unit com­mu­ni­ty that opened in 2012 and pro­vides afford­able hous­ing, on-site case man­age­ment, and med­ical care for Char­lot­teans expe­ri­enc­ing chron­ic home­less­ness. Details: Con­struc­tion on the hotel is under­way and the project is antic­i­pat­ed to be com­plete by ear­ly 2022, Roof Above said in a state­ment Thurs­day. The hotel rooms are being ren­o­vat­ed and con­vert­ed into stu­dio apart­ments with their own kitchens. Lowe’s is also pro­vid­ing appli­ances for each unit at a dis­count­ed rate. Ten­ants will pay a third of their income toward rent, per Roof Above.
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