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Charlotte City Council Approves Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH)

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The Charlotte City Council approved a Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing Rental (NOAH) Subsidy Pilot Program for Lake Mist Apartments, to allocate funds over a 20-year period for affordable rental units, and authorize the City Manager to negotiate, execute, amend, and renew contracts as needed and consistent with the purpose for which the program was approved, with - Socialserve; and - Archdale NOAH, LLC (Lake Mist Apartments).

This pilot NOAH Rental Subsidy Pilot Program (Program) at Lake Mist Apartments will create new long-term rental subsidies for 30 percent Area Median Income (AMI) households. Of the 44 units set aside for 30 percent AMI households, the owner has also agreed to specifically set aside 22 units for 30 percent AMI households who do not have existing vouchers or other forms of rental assistance. § To create new, long-term rent subsidies for these 22 units, the city is being asked to commit to annual funding for the length of the property’s 20-year deed restriction at an amount equivalent to the property’s annual city property tax bill. - The property’s 2020 city property tax bill was $53,685. § Funds will be provided to Socialserve who will identify tenants and administer the rental subsidy program on behalf of the city.