Examining Housing Needs at Brookhill Village in the Event of Redevelopment
In 2020, Lookout Housing Ventures proposed a redevelopment plan for Brookhill Village, a 36-acre naturally occurring affordable housing development near the intersection of Remount Road and South Boulevard. Although the proposed development has not moved forward, the approximately 120 households of Brookhill Village may be at risk of displacement if Brookhill Village were to be redeveloped with less affordable housing in the future.
The City of Charlotte recently engaged United Way of Central Carolinas to conduct an asset and needs assessment for the Brookhill community residents, to better understand the community and the resources that would be needed if Brookhill Village were to be redeveloped.
United Way partnered with the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, the Brookhill Community Resource Center, the Brookhill Neighborhood Association and the South Tryon Community Development Corporation to complete this work in a collaborative partnership. The assessment consisted of a community survey developed with and conducted by Brookhill residents, as well as community feedback sessions to further contextualize and analyze the survey data. Using a community-based, participatory framework to assess the community’s needs, residents assisted with the development of the survey tool and provided input during the planning, launch, and reporting phases of the survey. One hundred Brookhill resident households, about 80% of the total residents, participated.