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Nooze Hounds: Building True Affordable Housing Solutions in Charlotte

Episode 37

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Kris Axhoj (left) and Kenny Robinson talk affordable housing in Charlotte. (Photo by Ryan Pitkin)

In episode 37 of the Nooze Hounds podcast, Ryan and Justin brought in Kris Axhoj of Axhoj Enterprises and Kenny Robinson of Freedom Fighting Missionaries to discuss real solutions to Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis. Axhoj and Robinson are partnering with the Home Again Foundation (HAF) to build affordable housing communities in Charlotte that will not only offer stable housing but wrap-around services as well.

In Justin’s story published on Monday, he discusses the opening of a small, eight-home community that will serve as a model for larger communities in the future. The homes are just the beginning point in a larger mission for HAF, which aims to find a 30-acre plot of land where they can build an affordable housing community housing 560 residents.

The community plans include around 300 homes, an outdoor theater, 24-hour child-care services, arts and crafts centers, workforce development programs, fitness centers, a commercial kitchen, community gardens, a chapel and a community center, all of which HAF says it can build for just 17 to 20 million dollars. On Wednesday, Justin was there as those behind the development held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Small Beginnings neighborhood in the Nevin area of north Charlotte.

The group also chats about updates at Tent City, this week’s loosening of COVID-19 restrictions by Gov. Roy Cooper, and a guerrilla marketing campaign in Charlotte. 

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