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Unity in Community encourages residents to voice support for affordable housing

March 6. Unity in Community is urging residents to attend tonight’s Town Board meeting to show support for affordable housing in Cornelius. During the meeting, a public hearing on the recommendations of the Land Use Task Force is scheduled. Land use policies that limit density and building heights may make it difficult to impossible to […]

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Town Board tightens up accessory dwelling regulations

Jan. 19. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board has adopted new regulations for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) in order to limit the number of such units throughout the town and better control density. An ADU is a dwelling unit on a permanent foundation containing areas for sleeping, cooking and sanitation, separate from and incidental […]

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Davidson College Presbyterian contributes $200K to Hope House

Nov. 30. Davidson College Presbyterian Church is contributing $200,000 to the Hope House Foundation to support its affordable housing efforts. The gift is the first of three mission gifts resulting from the church’s Opening Doors Capital Campaign. The funds will be used to build one of three new cottages in the Norman Park neighborhood in […]

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Town Board unanimously OKs Smithville plan

June 21. By Dave Vieser. In a unanimous vote, Cornelius commissioners endorsed the Smithville Revitalization Plan at their June 20 meeting. The 5-0 vote directs that the plan be utilized in conjunction with the town’s land use plan as well as other decisions related to Smithville, a historically Black community just east of I-77. Details […]

US Rep. Adams announces $400K for affordable units in Davidson

March 18. The Town of Davidson is poised to receive federal funding for its affordable housing program, specifically units being planned for the Hoke Townhomes project on Jetton Street. US Rep. Alma Adams (NC-12) said funding requests in the omnibus bill signed by President Biden this week included $400,000 for the development. The money will […]

Planning Board supports Housing Committee recommendations

Jan. 11. The Cornelius Planning Board has unanimously voted in support of four short-term strategies suggested by the Mayor’s Housing Study Committee. Deputy Town Manager Wayne Herron outlined the strategies for the board: 1. Pursue the creation of a community development corporation (CDC). 2. Ask the new CDC to pursue a transitional housing program. 3. […]

‘The Color of Law’ discussion to get under way in October

Sept. 24. The North Mecklenburg Economic Mobility Collaborative, Ada Jenkins Center, Unity in Community, and Center for Civic Engagement at Davidson College will hold a community-wide study of the book “The Color of Law” this fall. The subtitle of the book by Dr. Richard Rothstein is: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. […]

Davidson Housing Coalition gets $300K grant from county

Aug. 23. The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners has agreed to a $300,000 grant for rent subsidies at the Hoke Townhome development in Davidson. The Davidson Housing Coalition will purchase eight townhomes for permanently affordable rentals. They will be distributed throughout the development and managed by DHC. Alliance Group is building 81 townhouses on the […]


Davidson Community Foundation launches new emergency fund

Dec. 21. With eviction protections expiring at the end of this month, and the ability to pay both current rent plus any back rent owed a heavy lift for many, the Davidson Community Foundation is planning its third round of grants to local non-profits in mid-January. —Without grant funding for January and February, the Ada […]

Housing Study Committee meets Thursday

Oct. 7. A new Housing Study Committee meets for the first time Thursday, Oct​. ​8, at 10:30 a​m over Zoom. The committee, which includes Realtors, developers, a banker and clergy, as well as elected officials, will explore affordable housing opportunities. Click here for the names and affiliations of the committee members. The general public is […]