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Pride Builds from Habitat for Humanity could help the affordable housing crisis in Charlotte’s LGBTQ+ community.

Here’s what other Habitat organizations have done, and what can be done in Charlotte to replicate those results.

Habitat for Humanity International was established in 1976 with the idea of using partnerships and volunteers to help build homes for those in need. Since its inception, the nonprofit has helped more than 39 million families build safe, stable housing in an effort to create generational wealth in low-income families.  Among those marginalized groups who…



Tricia Cotham to run for reelection in 2024

North Carolina State Representative Tricia Cotham announced November 22 she would seek reelection in a newly drawn, Republican-leaning district in Mecklenburg County. Cotham made national headlines earlier this year when she switched her party affiliation from Democratic to Republican, handing the GOP a veto-proof supermajority in the General Assembly.  The Mint Hill Republican announced on…


Political tensions rise in N.C. Senate over Sen. Lisa Grafstein’s residency

North Carolina Senate Republicans are calling for the resignation of a Wake County Democratic senator after she moved to a new address. Lisa Grafstein, who currently serves in Senate District 13, recently moved to southern Wake County. As a result of that move, Republicans claim she shouldn’t be able to serve in her current position…


Gay Republican George Santos expelled from Congress

Openly gay New York Republican George Santos, who served as the US Representative for New York’s third congressional district, has been officially expelled from Congress. The action leaves Santos with the dubious distinction of being the sixth member of the House of Representatives to be removed from office in United States history. An attempt to…

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