Watch: Housing, urban renewal and equity in Charlotte

Decades of housing policy, from redlining to legal segregation to “urban renewal,” have left Charlotte a deeply unequal city, contributing to a large racial wealth gap and vastly different rates of homeownership between residents of different races.

On Aug. 24, UNC Charlotte Urban Institute researcher Angelique Gaines and assistant director Ely Portillo joined local experts for a virtual panel discussion about housing policy and its consequences. The program, hosted by the Levine Museum of the New South, examined the history of housing discrimination in Charlotte, issues such as gentrification, and what the future might hold as the city adopts its new 2040 vision plan.

Watch the program below, or scroll down for additional resources.

Additional resources

Report: The Racial Wealth Gap in Charlotte-Mecklenburg

KnowCLT: Explore the historic Brooklyn neighborhood, pre-urban renewal

Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan