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Greg Jarrell

Greg Jarrell is based in west Charlotte’s Enderly Park neighborhood, where he has lived and worked on equitable housing issues since 2005. He is one of the co-founders of QC Family Tree, a cultural organizing group in his neighborhood, and a founding organizer of Charlotte’s West Side Community Land Trust. He has been co-chair of Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice, on the leadership team of Charlotte’s Community Benefits Coalition, and continues to agitate and organize for housing justice in Charlotte.

In addition to housing organizing, Greg is a writer who has published widely, especially around housing issues. His recent book, Our Trespasses: White Churches and the Taking of American Neighborhoods, examines the influence of white churches in planning, executing, and profiting from the federal Urban Renewal projects of the 1950s and 60s, in Charlotte and beyond. He and his spouse Helms are both ordained ministers, and are parents to two teens.