Local program expands scope of who can qualify for housing assistance

CHARLOTTE — The Community Heroes Program in Charlotte offers grants to local teachers and first responders so they can find an affordable place to live.

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Now, city officials have broadened the scope for those who qualify to get help.

9 Investigates reported on the Community Heroes Program in 2020 before the pandemic hit the country hard, and officials show no sign of slowing down.

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>> In the video at the top of this page, anchor Allison Latos learns how more people can qualify for assistance loans up to $30,000.

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