Myers Park Baptist Grants $99,062 to Affordable Housing Efforts in Charlotte
As the Ministry of Outreach continues to focus on affordable housing needs in Charlotte, seeking to follow our 75th Anniversary Strategic Plan and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force Report, we are pleased to announce grants our Church recently made to Supportive Housing Communities and the West Side Community Land Trust. These grants are the remaining funds from the Cornwell Endowment Mission Tithe Fund. Former grants from this fund went toward housing needs at Time Out Youth, Urban Ministry Center, and Housing CLT. About Myers Park Baptist Church
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Celebrating 75 years in 2018, MPBC continues to draw from deep roots in social justice and full embrace of the free pulpit. As people on a journey of faith, we seek to serve our neighbors, awaken to the realities of our own privilege, and dismantle systemic oppression and injustice.
SHC has partnered with MPBC for many years to be a leader in providing for those who need safe and affordable housing. We were one of the original founders of McCreesh Place, which we continue to support. SHC is a leader in providing affordable housing for formerly homeless people in Charlotte. Our grant for $81,062 will help with the recent acquisition of St. John’s Place as well as 20 additional scattered site apartments.
West Side Community Land Trust (WSCLT)
WSCLT is a nonprofit organized in 2016 by Charlotte citizens for the purpose of holding land and creating permanently affordable housing on the west side of Charlotte. These are neighborhoods that endured multiple decades of public and private disinvestment and are now experiencing reinvestment that is destabilizing those neighborhoods and putting residents at risk of displacement. The two-part grant for a total of $18,000 will enable the Land Trust to help residents continue living in affordable housing in the neighborhood.