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Economic Impact Analysis Shows CHA has Major Impact on Regional Economy

January 26, 2016

Charlotte Housing Authority Releases First Economic Impact Study

Agency contributes more than $799 million in economic output in Mecklenburg County


Charlotte, NC—January 26, 2016— The Charlotte Housing Authority (CHA) recently released the agency’s first comprehensive economic impact analysis report which illustrates CHA’s undeniable impact through income generation, job creation, real estate development and beyond.  


“CHA is a proud member of the Charlotte business community and this report quantifies this agency’s significant role as an economic driver,” said A. Fulton Meachem Jr., CEO of the Charlotte Housing Authority.  “We have many exciting plans over the next few years and this report provides critical data that shows that the service we provide to the Mecklenburg County region extends far beyond providing affordable housing.  CHA is an asset to the families we serve and is a strong contributor to the economic health of our region.”


IMPLAN Group, LLC (IMPLAN), based in Huntersville, and Primm Research, LLC, prepared the report in order to estimate the economic impact of CHA within the primary investment area of Mecklenburg County. IMPLAN is the national leader in providing economic impact data to analysts and consultants.   


Uniquely positioned at the intersection between public and private funding, CHA boosts local economic activity by distributing U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding within Mecklenburg County, which translates into hundreds of jobs with competitive salaries and benefits, residential and mixed-use real estate developments and Housing Choice Voucher rent payments.


Highlights from the study include:


  • CHA generated $799 Million in economic output in Mecklenburg County
  • CHA generated $326 Million in employment income
  • CHA is responsible for generating $4 Million in local and state tax revenue
  • CHA’s development activities supports more than 1000 jobs

A summary of the study as well as the detailed report can be found below in Related Downloads.


About the Charlotte Housing Authority

The Charlotte Housing Authority is a non-profit public real estate holding company that provides decent, safe and affordable housing to low and moderate-income families while supporting their efforts to achieve self-sufficiency.  CHA is the largest housing authority in the state of North Carolina.  For more information, please visit


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