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Thursday February 2nd

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Northside resident Loy Long Jr. (56) shares his feelings about the construction of The Edition on Rosemary, an annex of The Warehouse apartment complex in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023.

Northside neighborhood feels pressures of increased student presence, housing costs

Northside, which is historically the largest Black community in Chapel Hill, has seen a decrease in homeownership for years and an increasing demand for student rentals.  Along with an increase of new residents moving into the neighborhood, new apartment additions to West Rosemary St. are bringing UNC campus life closer to Northside. “It’s not because of the house, it’s because of the land," resident Loy Long Jr. said. He said he can't imagine his family selling their home. 

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Despite funding, Chapel Hill sees stall in affordable housing preservation, development

The development and preservation of the Town of Chapel Hill's new affordable housing units struggles to keep up with demand, despite increases in funding. This fiscal year, the Town plans to preserve 350 affordable units and develop 30 affordable units. Last fiscal year, the Town funded the preservation of 509 affordable units and the development of 11 affordable units.

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