In 2019, more than 100 homicides occurred in Charlotte — an 80 percent increase over the previous year and the city’s highest number of homicides since the early 1990s — and hospital emergency departments treated more than 4,000 Mecklenburg County residents for assault-related injuries.
In response to the increase in violence, the City, County and partners have adopted a new public health approach to prevent violent crime.
To help address this problem, the Office of Equity, Mobility and Immigrant Integration seeks one community organization to act as the Lead Agency and implement Cure Violence Global’s violence interruption model in the priority geography of Beatties Ford Rd and Lasalle St.
The services shall include the following:
- The completion of District/Neighborhood/Area (DNA) forms for each of the seven (7) neighborhoods which include, but may not be limited to, Statesville Avenue Terrace, Graham Heights, Graham Heights West, Edison Heights, Douglas Terrace, Mona Drive, and Druid Hills. The Historic Preservation Office (HPO) will provide a shell database containing limited information on the previously surveyed properties. The parent D/N/A form is intended to capture the overall history of development, landscape patterns, and characteristics held in common by most or all of the individual resources within the district.
- Taking digital photographs of each individual property within the survey boundary to, as well as overall street views. All photographs will be named according to SHPO naming conventions including a 911 address for each individual property.
- Site visits; research; high-resolution digital photography; data entry in the HPO’s survey database with written summaries; and updating or creating paper files with report forms generated from the database, photographic proof sheets, and other relevant material gathered during the project.
- Complete brief historical and architectural essays concerning the development of Druid Hills. These essays will place Druid Hills in its context as a post-World War II, African American neighborhood on the north side of Charlotte. The principal investigators will conduct windshield surveys of comparable African American subdivisions located around the north/west side of the City and discuss these neighborhoods in the essays.
All work will be done according to federal and state architectural survey standards and under the supervision of HPO staff. The survey project will be conducted in accordance with the HPO Environmental Review Branch, Historic Structure Survey Report (HSSR) Standards (2019). The HSSR Standards are posted on the HPO website at
The City of Charlotte aims to improve neighborhood quality of life through a community engagement strategy that ensures children are safe, succeeding in school and supported by their community. An integral component to achieving this goal is providing funding to organizations that deliver high-quality out of school time services to children and youth in high-need neighborhoods.
Since 1978, the City has provided funding to agencies that offer Out of School Time (OST) enrichment programs to Students from low-income families. The programs can be provided at either neighborhood facilities or school facilities. This RFP is to solicit Organizations that provide these Services and evaluate their programs for potential City funding.