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Mecklenburg County Passes Source of Income Protections Policy in County Supported Housing

On Sept. 20th, the Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners unanimously passed a Source of Income Protections in County Supported Housing Policy. The language in the County’s policy is almost identical to a similar policy the City of Charlotte recently passed. 

The policy applies to any rental housing provider who gets funding, tax grants or incentives from Mecklenburg County. Rental housing providers receiving funding from the county will have to maintain records on the number of residents with vouchers and will be subject to an audit.

The intent of the policy is to ban rental housing providers that receive county funding from denying housing vouchers or any legal form of payment. The policy includes enforcement and compliance provisions and outlines violations. The effective date of the policy is September 20, 2022. To review the policy, click here.

Transitioning to the UDO 

The City of Charlotte has provided an infographic on zoning translation and rezonings to assist with protocols for conventional and conditional rezoning petitions and the permitting process between now and June 1, 2023 – the effective date of the UDO. To view this helpful information, click here.

The Charlotte UDO Portal Remains Open for Questions
A public portal for posting Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) questions remains open and can be found at This portal provides a platform for members of the public to ask city staff UDO questions or to seek clarity on anything in the UDO. Responses to inquiries will be posted. City staff ask users to be as detailed as possible. Comments with section references or page numbers from the UDO are the most helpful for staff to understand and answer and will help avoid delays in responses.