AFFORDABLE HOUSING


11/9/2015 10:46pm

Betty Burnette, a resident since 1972, speaks about climbing rent in her trailer park community. She gave the interview in her living room. When she first moved in it only cost $35 a month and tenants did not pay for water, as the lot owner paid for everyone. Now rent is $290 a month and tenants must pay for water because former residents abused the owner's generosity and used an excessive amount of water.

Mobile home numbers on the move

As Betty Burnette shuffled around her living room, she discussed the disparity between her move-in day and her present day — the price of rent.


10/18/2015 11:39pm

Letter: ​Nancy Oates supports affordable housing

TO THE EDITOR: Affordable housing for people who work in Chapel Hill has been a significant issue for the current Chapel Hill Town Council for the past four years. Yet the council has managed to largely ignore the requirement for affordable housing with its recent decisions on Obey Creek, Ephesus Fordham and The Edge.


3/25/2015 12:39am

Landlords: the town’s new Northside initiative is futile

Town officials and advocacy organizations are using a $3 million loan from the University to help long-term, low-income residents find homes in the Northside neighborhood — but some landlords say the market has already shifted to better suit student renters.