Affordable Housing Team

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People's Alliance Housing Action Team meets Monthly on 4th Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 pm, Southside Community Center, 201 W. Enterprise St, Durham, NC 27707
   On 6/10/19, 7pm, come to the County Commission Budget Hearing to double Eviction Funds to $180,000 to help more families prevent eviction and homelessness.
    People's Alliance believes residents of all incomes should be able to find and keep affordable homes in Durham.  We are working with renters and homeowners who want to stay in their homes and neighborhoods.  We were successful in getting the City to double Legal Aid Eviction Diversion, so 950 tenants will be represented by attorneys.  Most will be able to stay in their homes.    

"The Big G: Gentrification and the Dynamics of Neighborhood Change":  Click here to download presentation materials.

  • Mohamed Elhosary
    commented 2016-04-21 13:11:06 -0400
    do you think $50,000 for a house is too much ! i dont think so . you in my country which is one of the poor countries around the world ; if you want to own a house good to live in you need at least the double of this budget.
  • Lorisa Seibel
    commented 2014-12-02 22:25:52 -0500
    “If there is no struggle, there is no progress….Power concedes nothing without a demand." Fredrick Douglass, 1857 (corrected date).
  • Lorisa Seibel
    commented 2014-12-02 22:24:25 -0500
    THANKS to all of the People’s Alliance folks who stood up for keeping Durham affordable on December 1, 2014. We made progress, and must continue the struggle for homes for all Durham residents.
    THANKS to Steve Schewel and Diane Catotti who pushed for more time to work on an agreement to keep 15% of homes affordable to working people BEFORE increasing density allowed at a future light rail station. Unfortunately, the rest of City Council did NOT support more time to keep homes affordable long-term.
    HOWEVER, Steve Schewel convinced the developer, Rob Everett, to keep rents of 72 homes on the property affordable to people at 60% Area Median Income (around $27,000 to $39,000/year) for ONE year. Everett also agreed to give the City $25,000 to help with a plan to preserve and create affordable homes, AND Diane Catotti got him to agree to give $23,000 to Durham Public Schools. He said he would help with the plan and consider incentives to preserve or create affordable homes himself.

    “If there is no struggle, there is no progress….Power concedes nothing without a demand." Fredrick Douglass, 1957.

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