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Friday December 9th

Chapel Hill


Pedestrians walk on Franklin Street in Chapel Hil, NC on September, 6 2022.

''To not grow isn’t really an option': Chapel Hill community debates future of housing

As Chapel Hill faces a growing housing deficit that places pressure on economic vitality and diversity, the Town is working to secure additional housing. These efforts include creating new regulations for construction and pursuing higher-density housing projects. However, some community organizations have cautioned that this new path brings its own social costs. According to the Town’s 2021 Housing Report, multi-family apartment units, which are home primarily to renters and have little connection to their surroundings, have dominated new constructions since 2010.

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Chapel Hill Town Hall stands on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022. The Town of Chapel Hill announced on Aug.18 that they will be releasing $7.8 million to help fund affordable housing projects.

'This is my home': Chapel Hill to provide millions for affordable housing, help community

The Town of Chapel Hill announced on Aug. 18 that it will be releasing up to $7.8 million to help fund affordable housing projects in the area.  In addition to Town-initiated projects, outside agencies such as nonprofit affordable housing developers or other organizations that work towards affordable housing goals can apply for funding.  The Town is using a common funding application and will accept applicants until noon on Sept. 30.

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