Location: * South, North Carolina
Beat: Affordable housing around Charlotte
Position: This corps member investigates and reports on affordable housing, a huge issue in Charlotte. Low income families cannot afford to live in the city anymore. The issue is even bigger in the Latino community where they face added challenges of abuse and discrimination, including eviction from apartments or mobile homes, no relocation assistance and many other issues. People are too scared to react. They don't know they have rights. It is our duty as a community newspaper to educate our readers on this important subject and provide them with information so they can negotiate with land owners and property managers to get what is rightfully theirs.
Reporter: Zila Sanchez