AFFORDABLE HOUSING


11/14/2018 8:09pm

What's next for Chapel Hill's affordable housing bond?

After the vote to pass Chapel Hill's affordable housing bond, the Town has begun putting efforts into increasing more affordable housing. The Town is looking to transition people from shelters to new housing  as soon as possible, while also using funds for other related projects. 


11/1/2018 11:54pm

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Here's what upward mobility looks like in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area

The Center for Economic Studies released a report last month studying the economic development that people go through from their childhood to their 30s. When it comes to Chapel Hill and Carrboro, the results were a little divided. Black children born to parents in the bottom quintile of household income have a 2.5 percent chance of raising to the top quintile of household income, compared with 10.6 percent for whites, according to the report.


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HeelsHousing.com - What you need to know before you move off campus

As UNC students, there are certain things you need to know when preparing to live off campus. Forgetting to cover one of your bases can at best give you a headache and at worst lead to a lawsuit. Follow these tips from HeelsHousing.com to optimize your off-campus experience and avoid getting stuck in unpleasant situations.


9/24/2018 9:30pm

Kyrie and Michael Benton carry food and some of their waterlogged belongings through the grounds of Camelot Village apartments in Chapel Hill the morning of September 17, 2018. Chapel Hill had been seemingly spared the worst of Hurricane Florence but Sunday night into Monday morning saw a downpour of heavy rain that caused flash flooding around the Triangle. Camelot Village has seen flooding in the past but never to this degree, according to Kyrie and other residents of many years. "I lost everything in this flood," Kyrie said. Just as quickly as it flooded, the water began to recede late the same morning and early in the afternoon.

For Chapel Hill's low-income residents, flooding is a constant reality

In the wake of Hurricane Florence, affordable housing complexes around Chapel Hill were subject to some of the worst flooding. Residents came back to damaged apartments, but because of housing costs, they don't have the option of immediately relocating.  “I don’t know what I’m going to do,” said Frankie Fuller, a 61-year-old Camelot Village resident. “I can’t stay there; (my apartment) is demolished. The only thing I might be able to save is my fishing box.”


1/11/2018 11:37pm

Town House Apartments, located on Hillsborough Rd, was a popular student apartment complex.

Students unable to lease from Town House Apartments due to redevelopment plans

Residents of Town House Apartments cannot sign leases for the next school year right now because of potential redevelopment. An email, sent on Oct. 19, stated the apartment complex will assess the redevelopment process in February and update residents.  If Town House Apartments redevelops, it will be renamed the Residences at Grove Park, and will increase in tax value by $31.3 million, according to a Chapel Hill 2015 Special Use Permit (SUP) modification application.