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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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Frances Lloyd Shetley poses for a portrait outside of her residence on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022

Longtime Carrboro activist awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine for legacy of service

On Aug. 20, Carrboro Mayor Damon Seils joined N.C. Rep. Graig Meyer, D-Caswell, Orange in presenting Frances Lloyd Shetley, now 95, with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest award granted by the North Carolina governor for service to the state. Since she moved to Carrboro as a young woman, Shetley has played a leading role in transforming the town. “There’s nobody who could possibly be more deserving than Frances Shetley,” Carrboro Mayor Pro Tempore Susan Romaine said.

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The Morrison Residency Hall solar panels, as pictured on Feb. 17, 2022. 

Chapel Hill partners with Solarize the Triangle to bring solar energy to community homes

Solarize Chapel Hill is one of the 11 communities within the Triangle area, including Carrboro, in the Solarize the Triangle initiative.  The initiative is led by Triangle J Council of Governments through the Triangle Sustainability Partnership and Solar Crowdsource — a group of local governments, advocates and nonprofits. Solarize Chapel Hill's goal is to encourage residents to adopt clean energy by promoting education and optimizing the solar panel installation process.

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