The information session was the second of four that will take place on the topic of affordable housing.
Two more “Come Learn With Us” affordable housing information sessions will be held as part of the Chapel Hill 2020 comprehensive plan. Each session takes place at 5 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Town Hall, located at 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
- The third session, originally scheduled for Feb. 24, has been rescheduled. It will now be held March 10.
- There will be a fourth session on a date that has yet to be determined.
Dwight Bassett, economic development officer for the town, said housing values in Chapel Hill have grown by 3,117 percent since 1990. During the same time period, incomes have grown by only 332.86 percent, he said.
Bassett said there is a significant unmet demand for affordable housing in the town. Council member Maria Palmer said she has seen the effects of the town’s lack of low-cost housing.