Make Your Voice Heard to Keep Durham Affordable

Do you wonder who will be living in all those new apartment buildings going up around town? We can tell you who WON'T be living there - new teachers, young police officers, firefighters, and small business creators, many long time residents, young families, and emerging artists. Just the folks we should be incentivizing to live in town, not keeping out.     

Now is the time to make your voice heard. Tell our leaders on City Council that we are committed to the goal of ensuring 15% affordable housing in all new development around future transit hubs. That housing is being built NOW, so we must speak up NOW. Did you know that the cheapest rent in the new apartments being built on 9th street is $1100 for a small studio? Those rents will drive out just the folks we want to attract!

Email City Council, Council@durhamnc.gov, and tell them to keep Durham affordable. Ask them to approve rezoning requests around transit stops ONLY if they include 15% affordable housing. Developers are looking for rezoning give aways and the landslide of these requests is just getting started. It's time we asked for something in return. Take a moment today and let your elected officials know you care, and that you're paying attention.

Then, we need a strong presence at City Hall to support affordable housing on Monday, December 1, 7:00 pm. City Council will decide whether to rezone Erwin Terrace for more apartments with or without affordable homes.  RSVP and let us know we can count on you to stand with us on this important issue.

WHEN
December 01, 2014 at 7pm - 9pm
WHERE
City Hall
101 City Hall Plz
Durham, NC 27701
United States
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36 RSVPS
Yesenia Polanco Galdamez Drew Doll Ellen Nacik Patricia Adams Aleem El-Amin Mel Norton Rebecca Fontaine Magan Gonzales-Smith Philindo Marsosudiro Jeff King Melissa Trachtenberg Patoi Roja Jen Przewoznik chantelle fisher-borne Luke Hirst Jade Brooks Meghan Florian Solomon Burnette Lanya Shapiro Theodore Luebke Helena Cragg nury castro Rochelle Sparko Sara Terry Lorisa Seibel Raymond Eurquhart

Who's RSVPing

Yesenia Polanco Galdamez
Drew Doll
Ellen Nacik
Patricia Adams
Aleem El-Amin
Mel Norton
Rebecca Fontaine
Magan Gonzales-Smith
Philindo Marsosudiro
Jeff King
Melissa Trachtenberg
Patoi Roja
Jen Przewoznik
chantelle fisher-borne
Luke Hirst
Jade Brooks
Meghan Florian
Solomon Burnette
Lanya Shapiro
Theodore Luebke
Helena Cragg
nury castro
Rochelle Sparko
Sara Terry
Lorisa Seibel
Raymond Eurquhart

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