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Monthly Meeting November 3rd, 2016

Charlotte’s Family Housing Vision

Housing Affordability Challenge in Charlotte. Housing rental rates Charlotte are spiking. Why?

Partnering with Non-Profit’s – the Benefits of renting to Tenants with Supportive Services.

The Housing Partnership is a broad-based, private, nonprofit housing development and financial corporation organized to expand affordable and well-maintained housing within stable neighborhoods for low and moderate-income families in the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. It is our vision that everyone would live in a safe, affordable home in a vibrant community that supports independence, opportunity and advancement. To do this, we provide a comprehensive range of affordable housing services focused on revitalization, education and real estate development. We have been serving the Charlotte area for over 25 years.

Our Speakers this month are Elizabeth Kurtz from Charlotte Family Housing, Harry Mack from the Salvation Army & Mary Gaertner of Charlotte’s Neighborhood and Business Services Division

Elizabeth Kurtz is the lead Housing Coordinator with Charlotte Family Housing – a local non-profit helping low-income families work toward self-sufficiency. Elizabeth brings her 17 years in multi-family property management and her passion for issues surrounding poverty and homelessness to her job. Elizabeth and her team serve as the point-of-contact between the 175+ families we serve and our approximately 70 housing provider partners. Elizabeth also serves on the Government Affairs Committee with the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association, and co-chairs the Committee on Workforce and Affordable Housing.

Mary Gaertner is a Neighborhood Program Coordinator with the City of Charlotte’s Neighborhood and Business Services Division. In this role, Mary manages the work of the Housing Advisory Board of Charlotte-Mecklenburg which is the board appointed by the Mayor, City Council and Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners to develop strategic plans for ending and preventing homelessness in our community. She currently serves as the liaison to the Mayor’s office for a national initiative to end Veteran Homelessness.

Late Nite Networking in the Hotel Lounge

After the conclusion of the Charlotte REIA Meeting, we will be reconvening in the Crowne Plaza’s Hotel Lounge for Late Nite Networking. Food and drink specials for our members and guests. Come eat, drink, network and have fun with us as hang out late into the night!

*Meeting Agenda 6:00 PM: Meet, Greet & Networking

6:30 PM: Announcements, Introductions, Haves & Wants

7:30 PM: Special Presentation

9:30 PM: Late Night Networking in Hotel Lounge