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Wednesday February 1st

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'It’s a struggle': CHCCS teachers choose between expensive housing or long commutes

Although Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is one of the highest-paying school districts in North Carolina, teachers are increasingly unable to afford housing in the district. CHCCS pays teachers a supplement to their base salary and additionally pays teachers local supplements based on years of experience.  “It’s really important to us that people who serve the community in Chapel Hill can afford to live here, and right now that’s really not the case,” Daniele Berman, marketing and communications manager for Community Home Trust, said, “Teachers can’t afford to purchase a home in the private market in Chapel Hill."

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