Frank Byers speaks about his experience with gentrification and displacement, and why his community is fighting to maintain stable housing in Enderly Park. Frank is a long-time Charlotte resident and chair of the West Side Community Land Trust.
In this series on QC Family Tree, we learn how the Jarrells are organizing to combat gentrification, which increasingly threatens long-time Enderly Park residents with rising property value and the reality of displacement.
Additionally, we will explore how seeking justice starts with young people. That’s why the Jarrells and others continue to rally around children and teenagers in Enderly Park.
Ultimately, for QC Family Tree, seeking justice in Enderly Park means standing with their neighbors, even and especially when social and economic justice feels elusive and long deferred. In the meantime, QCFT will continue to be a place where the reality of relationship is its own form of justice. Read more about QC Family Tree, watch videos and view the photo gallery.
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QC Family Tree, founded by Greg and Helms Jarrell, is an intentional Christian community forming relationships and seeking justice alongside residents of the Enderly Park neighborhood of Charlotte, N.C. This series in the “Faith & Justice” project is part of the BNG Storytelling Projects initiative. In “Faith & Justice,” we tell the stories of the people and organizations that are helping to bend the “arc of moral justice” towards justice and who are transforming communities.
Seed money to launch our Storytelling Projects initiative and our initial series of projects has been provided through generous grants from the Christ Is Our Salvation Foundation and the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation. For information about underwriting opportunities for Storytelling Projects, contact David Wilkinson, BNG’s executive director and publisher, at [email protected] or 336.865.2688.