This program was created in 2013 as a result of a Council approved action plan directing staff to pursue regulatory and financial incentives that would encourage Housing Diversity through private sector development of affordable housing units. This program seeks to encourage mixed-income housing developments in targeted locations through a voluntary, incentive-based density bonus within the R-3, R-4, R-5, and R-6 single family zoning districts and the R-8MF and R-12MF multi-family zoning districts. The goals of this program are to:

1. Incentivize private sector development of affordable housing,
2. Disperse affordable housing within the community,
3. Encourage a range of housing types and income levels, and
4. Increase opportunities for people to age in place. 

Mixed Income Housing Development is defined as a planned, single development that has a percentage of the dwelling units targeted to income levels at or below 80% of Area Median Income (AMI) and developed according to an approved preliminary site plan.

Please see below for more information on the qualifying geographies and ordinance requirements within the single family and multi-family zoning districts.

For more information on;

Development Proposals
Brent Wilkinson
Charlotte Planning Design & Development 
Subdivision Review

Program Administration
Warren Wooten
City of Charlotte Neighborhood & Business Services Housing Division


Other Related Ordinance Changes



See Also;

For more information contact;
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning, Design & Development Department
600 E. Fourth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership