SHC Purchases 32-Unit Apartment Community

The struggle to house Charlotte’s chronically homeless took a different turn this month when one of the city’s leading housing charities purchased an entire apartment community for people struggling with life on the streets.

Supportive Housing Communities paid $850,000 last week for the St. John’s Place apartments, near the intersection of East W.T. Harris Boulevard and The Plaza Extension. The charity intends all 32 units to eventually be filled by people who have lived on Charlotte’s streets or in local shelters for extended periods.

The following viewpoint article appeared in the Charlotte Observer and was written by Mark Price.