Rally held to support efforts to make housing vouchers more accepted

CHARLOTTE — Thousands of residents receive federal housing vouchers through Charlotte’s housing authority, INLIVIAN, but many cannot find landlords willing to accept them.

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“When they come home from work, they’re coming home to their vehicles or tent or encampment,” Councilman Braxton Winston said. “So, if we are all serious about this, we need to stay at the table.”

[LINK: Charlotte’s Affordable Housing Crisis]

A rally was held Monday to support amending Charlotte’s Fair Housing Ordinance to provide protections against discrimination.

In the video at the top of this webpage, the effort to make housing vouchers widely accepted and why landlords argue it could put them out of business.