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Taste of Charlotte 2024

We need your help to run the Community Link Taste of Charlotte booth this June!
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'Great, great service' | Community Link offers tax filing services to help families get ahead

WCNC interviewed Eric Platts about his experience with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
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Entering into tax season with Community Link

WBTV interviewed Tameka Gunn about our free tax prep program
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Most taxpayers who qualify for free returns don't use it: Here's how

In Charlotte, Community Link is able to assist taxpayers due to the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA).
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This tax season, be on the lookout for scams

Some people in the Queen City have fallen victim to tax scammers. Here's how you can avoid getting scammed.
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Before you file your taxes, read these tips

Tax season has begun! The IRS is now accepting tax returns and you might qualify for our VITA program. VITA is an IRS-approved free tax preparation service put on by trained Community Link staff and volunteers.
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PACU Foundation gifts $24,000 to North Carolina charities

Community Link was awarded $4,000 by PACU to support our Asset Building program on Giving Tuesday 2023.
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Want to give back this winter? Volunteer opportunities are available in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties

WFAE 90.7 complied a list of volunteer opportunities this year.
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Need assistance this winter? Resources are available in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties

WFAE 90.7 ran an audio segment about Community Link services
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Our Annual Report

Read about our program impacts, customer testimonials, and more from our 2023 fiscal year.
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On The Charlotte Ledger Podcast: From homeless to housing, with Tameka Gunn of Community Link

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Beyoncé tickets raise money for Charlotte-area nonprofits

Spectrum story on our 2023 Beyoncé Renaissance World Tour ticket raffle, and a first-time homeowner and Asset Building customer.
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Want to win Beyoncé concert tickets in Charlotte? How to get them and help nonprofits

Yahoo News covered the Charlotte Observer story on our 2023 Beyoncé Renaissance World Tour ticket raffle.
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A Good Time to Score Beyonce Tickets for a Good Cause

The Charlotte Post interviewed CEO and President Tameka Gunn about the 2023 Beyonce Raffle.
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Beyoncé Renaissance World Tour Raffle

Win a Beyoncé Renaissance World Tour Experience — & Support Community Link and BCDI-Charlotte!
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Racial Disparities in Home Appraisals

"Nationwide, homes in White neighborhoods were appraised at nearly triple the value of homes in communities of color in 2022 — extending a decades-long trend of worsening housing inequities that is making the racial wealth gap harder to curtail." Read more in this study published in Bloomberg and see how White neighborhoods continue to grow wealth while communities of color are undervalued.
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Our President and CEO, Floyd R. Davis, Jr., announces retirement

“It’s been my honor to build Community Link into a thriving organization that reaches throughout North Carolina,” Davis says. “We are committed to serving our customers whether they are homeless or insecurely housed, need guidance on how to build their assets, looking to purchase their first home, or keep their existing home.”
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Nonprofit helps Charlotte couple buy home, plan for future

Tameka Gunn, President and CEO, was interviewed by WSOC-TV on how Community Link is helping first-time homeowners build wealth for their families.
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Organization looks at maximizing space to help families find affordable homes

Tameka Gunn, President and CEO, was interviewed by WSOC-TV on how Community Link is helping first-time homeowners build wealth for their families.
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Tameka Gunn, CEO and President, is awarded 40 over 40

The Charlotte Ledger hosts an annual 40 over 40 contest, and Tameka Gunn earned a spot on the list!
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'Families could be stable' | Charlotte housing advocates work to help families in the face of rent hikes

CEO and President Tameka Gunn speaks with WCNC over recent rent hikes and the damage it is causing to our community.
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Need for affordable housing increases as availability decreases, Meck County reports

WSOC-TV interviewed our CEO and President, Tameka Gunn, on rising rental costs and solutions that the city needs.
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Community Link Will Have “Taxathon Day“

Power 98 FM interviewed CEO/President Tameka Gunn about our free tax preparation program.
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Get Your Taxes Prepared Free of Charge at Community Link

Francene Marie had the pleasure of interviewing the new President & CEO of Community Link. For this tax season, you can get your taxes done free of charge at Community Link in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Tameka Gunn interviewed on In Other Words podcast

Tameka Gunn is president and CEO of Charlotte-based Community Link, which advocates for affordable housing options for low-income individuals and families. She assumed the top job on Jan. 1, 2023 from Floyd Davis, who retired after 20 years. In this episode, Gunn talked about expanding the nonprofit's impact across North Carolina and how she became an affordable housing advocate. Host: Herb White.
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Nonprofit chief’s new job: Build up housing advocacy

Tameka Gunn, new CEO and President of Community Link, has been with the agency since 2007 and is looking to build awareness.
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At Community Link, Tameka Gunn says she's ready to lead

From QCityMetro: Gunn says she wants to build more awareness of the work done by Community Link, especially in other parts of the state.
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Community Link promotes Gunn to CEO

From South Charlotte Weekly
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Floyd R. Davis Jr. reflects on his 20 years at Community Link before retiring

CEO and President Floyd R. Davis Jr. announced his retirement in November 2022.
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Community Link is working with Bank of America for new zero down, zero closing cost mortgages

This program supports first-time homebuyers- especially Black and Hispanic people looking to own their home.
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Veterans are struggling to become homeowners. A Charlotte non-profit is offering a unique path for them

From WCNC: Community Link wants to help those who served the country become homeowners on the homefront.
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Congratulations to Tameka Gunn, Lori Beullah, and Emily Bellomo for their earned promotions within Community Link.

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'I was just having a hard time getting into a place' | Charlotte mom shares the struggle of finding safe housing as local groups seek solutions

One woman who spoke to WCNC Charlotte said she had to make tough choices for her and her children.
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'It’s a feeling of security' | Charlotte organization helps prevent foreclosures and keep families in their homes

Community Link tells us that more than 95% of the foreclosure cases they have worked on have been turned around.
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Public transit's role in affordable housing

Charlotte-based Community Link believes a robust transit system can lead to more access to affordable housing units and job opportunities throughout the city.
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Investors bought $1.4B in homes in Charlotte in Q3.

The Business Journals analyzed data from Seattle-based Redfin Corp. to find out where investors bought the most homes in the third quarter.
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Meck County discusses new plan to help house homeless

The 2025 Housing and Homelessness Strategy is the first broad effort to address the lack of affordable housing and displacement in Mecklenburg County. The plan will utilize a combination of public, private, and nonprofit sector leaders to fix the issues.
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Black applicants in NC, SC are more likely to be denied home loans.

Black applicants in NC, SC are more likely to be denied home loans. Here's the data, from the Charlotte Observer.
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Charlotte residents struggling with blows to unemployment benefits

Hear Floyd Davis talk about what the pandemic unemployment benefits mean for many Charelotteans.
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Find Out How To Get Rent Assistance

Community Link was granted $1 million in CARES Act funds for housing assistance. Community Link CEO Floyd Davis Jr. sat down with the Independent Tribune to talk about the state of rent debt in North Carolina.
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Si necesita asistencia de vivienda, Community Link lo podrá ayudar

“Las soluciones de vivienda que nosotros ofrecemos pueden ser diferentes de acuerdo a la situación de la persona”, dijo Martha Borgese, miembro de la Junta Directiva de Community Link.
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Pride Magazine: Buying a Homes Equals Building Wealth

A PRIDE Magazine column (Nov/Dec 2021 Living Issue) by Floyd R. Davis, Jr.
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These Charlotte ZIP codes saw high evictions, despite federal moratorium

While a federal moratorium significantly curbed evictions in Mecklenburg County, those that did occur did so most frequently in some of the county’s most vulnerable areas. As Community Link's CEO and President states, these also mirror the geographic areas of he clients who come to Community Link.
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As moratorium ends, evictions climb back up

"We're going to have a larger homeless population in this country," he said. "I don't see the resolution of the problem happening in 90 days." Learn what Floyd R. Davis., Jr. thinks will happen in the wake of the moratorium ending as he talks to WCNC Charlotte.
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UNC Charlotte Urban Insitute's Analysis on Charlotte's Housing Market

Reaffirming Community Link's stance that there is a dire need for more affordable housing in our area, recent research from UNC Charlotte Urban Institute shows how Wall Street landlords are having a negative impact on market pricing.
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Pride Magazine NC’s Best of the Best for 2021: Tameka Gunn and Angela Cavender are recognized

Community Link's Tameka Gunn and Angela Cavender were recognized in Pride Magazine NC's Best of the Best for 2021.
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The Charlotte Ledger's 40 Over 40: Floyd R. Davis, Jr. is recognized

Community Link's CEO and President, Floyd R. Davis, Jr., was named one of Charlotte Ledger's 2021 40 Over 40 winners.
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The 2025 Plan: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing & Homelessness Strategy

A broad consortium of the public, private and non-profit sectors announced the launch of a comprehensive community-wide effort to create a strategic plan around housing instability and homelessness in our community called the 2025 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing & Homelessness Strategy.
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Largest lenders deny home loans for Black applicants up to three times more often than whites

Watch President/CEO Floyd R. Davis, Jr. speak in WCNC's Where's the Money report.
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Sign up for free tax prep starts on Jan. 22

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) provides free face-to-face tax preparation for people with household incomes of $60,000 or less.
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Spectrum News: In Depth on Community Link

Community Link's CEO, Floyd R. Davis, Jr., discusses how we help individuals and families find and keep safe, decent, affordable housing across the Charlotte area.
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Unemployment is taxable

Did you receive unemployment benefits? Unemployment benefits are taxable. Make sure you're not caught off guard.
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Community Link stands in the gap as evictions loom

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to an eviction crisis in the U.S., where an estimated 30-40 million people are at risk of losing housing. Read about how this crisis is affecting the Charlotte area and how Community Link helps those most in need.
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Charlotte Nonprofits Brace For More Need As $600 Unemployment benefits Run Out

As unemployment benefits run out, many in our community face a housing crisis.
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Getting Results after Charlotte family falls on hard times

FOX 46 Charlotte called Community Link to see if we could help Lucas Roberts and his family. Today they’re off the street, out of shelters and living in their own home. Community Link worked closely with the Salvation Army on this success story.
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North Carolina Ranks a low 37th on prosperity

New, astounding stats reveal "that one household in four is unable to make ends meet while employed in low-wage jobs, and working multiple jobs doesn’t ensure stability for many families." Community Link is a member of Financial Security CLT, a collaborative that helps families get on and stay on a path to greater financial security.
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Charlotte Talks: The Rise Of Youth Homelessness

Community Link's former Vice President, Harold Rice, discusses the child homelessness crisis on WFAE's Charlotte Talks.
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