CARRBORO -- Residents who live in affordable housing units in Carrboro shared their repair needs with town officials in an effort to receive state funding.
The Carrboro Board of Alderman held a public hearing Tuesday evening to receive comments on community housing needs from local residents.
But before the aldermen can move forward, they were required to have a public hearing for the annual N.C. Community Development Block Grant program.
The grant will be handed out only to residents in Carrboro who demonstrate the most need. Residents who want to apply for the grant must see James Harris, the director of Community and Economic Development.
Harris said the CDBG helps affordable housing residents fund certain house repairs because they are often very costly.
"The money from the grant aids in the repairs of housing, water and sewer, gutters and streets," Harris said. "To repair one roof will cost at least ($7,000 to $8,000)."
Two Carrboro residents present at the public hearing expressed various concerns about their communities and homes. Catherine Johnson, of Carrboro, said the road in her neighborhood is "awful."
"Someone needs to come pave our street," Johnson said.
Harvey Reid of Carrboro said he has spent $800 on plumbing in his 20-year-old home.