Rob Reda, the president of Habitat’s board of directors, said two plots on Lindsay Street are going to be combined into one that will house low-income families.
“This particular lot was selected because of the location,” Reda said. “It can have the duplex and fit into the ordinances. It is advantageous that this worked and can be used to the maximum.”
Sixty Chapel Hill and Carrboro families are being forced out of their homes after several housing complexes announced they would no longer accept Section 8 housing vouchers, which help low-income families afford private housing. Since then, Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt has said he’s committed to finding new sources of affordable housing for the town.
Loryn Clark, executive director of the Chapel Hill Housing and Community Department, said the donation will fit the town’s goal of providing housing to all of its residents, particularly those in historically low-income communities like Northside.