Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte Region to Build New Community on Former Site of African-American School

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – There are new efforts aimed at solving Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis.

Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region will launch its largest project to date at the site of a former African-American School.

40 homes will go on the site which has sat empty since the Plato Price School closed in the 1960’s.

“Right now we’re seeing tremendous population growth in Charlotte, which is exciting and fun, but at the same time our housing is not keeping up, so we need all kinds of housing at all price points in order to address the growth of the city,” says Laura Belcher, President & CEO of Habitat of Humanity of the Charlotte Region.

The nine acre property, which will be known as “The Meadows at Plato Price,” is located off Morris Field Drive, near Wilkinson Boulevard.

Habitat expects to break ground in September and complete the project by 2024.

Along with donating the land, the City of Charlotte is also investing $1 million in the project.

Ally Charitable Foundation is investing another $1 million.

The total project will cost close to $8 million.