CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 16, 2023) – The City of Charlotte will issue $6.5 million in one-time, ARPA-funded grants to support the project and/or programmatic costs of local non-profit agencies seeking to advance housing solutions for individuals or families that have been disparately impact due to COVID-19. The Nonprofit Supportive Housing Grants will assist nonprofits that serve residents who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or facing housing instability.
Project and programs covered under this grant include:
- Affordable multifamily rental housing, including new or natural occurring affordable housing developments
- Units should serve those earning 80% or below the area median income (AMI).
- At least 20% of the available units must service households at 30% AMI level.
- Developments must remain affordable for at least 20 years.
- Affordable homeownership, including new construction of single-family homes or townhomes
- Homes should be available for residents earning 80% and below the AMI.
- Homes must remain affordable for at least 15 years.
- Projects are required to include a shared appreciation model (allowing the buyer to generate equity) or community land trust model (enabling permanent affordability).
- Supportive housing developments
- This includes special needs housing, i.e., housing for seniors, homeless residents, people with disabilities.
- Applicants are required to have applied or commit to apply for financing via the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency Supportive Housing Development Program
- Temporary emergency housing or non-congregate shelter
- These units must be for individuals or families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
- Supportive services for those seeking and/or maintaining housing
- This may include housing case management, housing search and counseling, employment assistance and job training, mental health services, etc.
Nonprofits may submit applications for grants up to $2.5 million. Applications open June 15 and close July 14. A virtual application workshop will take place June 22 to assist nonprofits and provide a Q&A session. Organizations should register in advance for this workshop, and a recording will be made available online.
Nonprofits will be notified of their application status in late Summer 2023.
To be eligible for this grant, organizations must:
- Be a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and have a current IRS Form 990 document.
- Have at least one full-time staff person and an operating board of directors.
- Have been operating in Charlotte for at least one year.
- Have an operating budget of at least $250,000.
- Have reported total annual revenue less than $7.5 million in the most recent fiscal year or have been founded between two and ten years ago.
- Be able to demonstrate that the project/programming associated with the funding request will be in service of individuals/communities that have borne a disparate impact due to COVID-19.
- Be registered with SAM.gov and have a UEI number. To learn more and submit an application, visit the city’s Nonprofit Supportive Housing Grants portal.