United Way of Central Carolinas is accepting donations to its Critical Need Relief Fund to support residents at Lake Arbor Apartments in Mecklenburg County. The goal is to raise $350,000 from gifts to the fund made through Saturday, Aug. 31.
On July 30, residents at 177 apartments at the Lake Arbor property— located at 4929 Tuckaseegee Rd. in Charlotte— were informed of the landlord’s intent to vacate all units beginning August 31. This action follows a series of complaints from residents surrounding unsafe living conditions, poor property management, and a neglected landlord. This led to the filing of a class action lawsuit on behalf of the residents that is now under appeal.
Six nonprofit agencies are collaborating to help the Lake Arbor residents with relocation and critical needs, including Charlotte Family Housing, Community Link, Crisis Assistance Ministry, Men’s Shelter of Charlotte, The Salvation Army, and Urban Ministry Center. United Way serves as a convener to the group and Community Link is taking the lead in organizing support for the families’ needs.
Donations can be made by visiting https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/HELPCLT or via mobile giving by texting HELPCLT to 71777 to receive a text to the direct link.
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