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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