People's Alliance has been fighting for living wages in our community since 1997, when we helped to secure passage of the first municipal living wage ordinance in NC by the Durham City Council. This week, we — following the leadership of the Durham Association of Educators and with other partners like Durham for All and Durham Beyond Policing — helped secure another win for economic justice: the Durham Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to make a $15/hour minimum wage for school workers retroactive to July 2020. We sent this note of thanks to our county commissioners and are sharing it here, too.Read more
Do You Need Help Paying Your Property Tax Bill?
Durham County and City governments has approved a new tax relief program called the Long-Term Payment Plan Deferral Program to help extremely low-income longtime homeowners reduce the amount of property tax that they have to pay this year. Here are the two qualifications you need to meet:Read more