Affordable housing forum set for February in Plaza Midwood

Interested in affordable housing in Plaza Midwood? There’s a forum planned for Feb. 4 to discuss the topic with Charlotte City Council member LaWana Mayfield.

Mayfield, a Democrat, was recently named to chair the Housing and Neighborhood Development committee by Mayor Jennifer Roberts. The February forum is being organized by Plaza Midwood Shows Up, a group started by local residents in response to the wave of new construction.

Here are the details on the February forum:

▪ “Charlotte City Councilwoman LaWana Mayfield, the newly appointed Housing and Neighborhood Development Chair, will discuss Charlotte’s vision for affordable housing. This informal event offers the opportunity to learn more about housing issues in Plaza Midwood and to share your own thoughts and concerns on the topic.”

▪ Location: Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon Street

▪ Time: 6:30 p.m.

This comes as hundreds of new apartments are being built in Plaza Midwood, with 12,300 under construction across the city – an all-time record. Average rent has topped $1,000 a month in Charlotte for the first time, and most of the new apartments underway are targeting the high end of the market.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo