The OC Voice is a portion of the OC Report newsletter where local residents may have a platform to talk about local issues they care about.
Tai Huynh is a UNC junior computer science major, and he's running for Chapel Hill Town Council this year.
Engaging all citizens in a community is integral to how local government works. With this belief in mind, I have devoted my college years to innovating in the civic engagement space, from collaborating with civic partners and developing engagement strategies to creating technology that closes the feedback loop for local government.
Through this work, I have noticed that three main policy issues urgently concern our town: affordable housing, environmental sustainability and inclusivity.
I am so proud to be a part of a community that prioritizes the human right to housing. It has been an honor advocating for affordable housing on the Housing Advisory Board. Important to this issue are the efforts to create affordable housing in our community. Additionally, we need to ensure that the bond money our citizens have entrusted to the Town is used effectively to secure affordable housing in Chapel Hill. To ensure the effective use of these funds, we need to develop a more rigorous evaluation process that measures and quantifies the impact of each bond dollar spent.