Local elections matter. Local referendums matter. Infrastructure details matter. Becoming a home owner with the help of Community Home Trust made me want to give back to my community.
News travels fast. Here’s a quick round up of weekend links and a peek at the week ahead. Brian Deese, White House Director of the National Economic Council, shared a timely op/ed from Martin Luther King, III on the need for more affordable housing and teased the big Monday news drop from the White House […]
When I moved to Carrboro from Washington DC in 2015, someone sent me the “unofficial town music video” which showed a variety of people hula-hooping, dancing, and rocking out on the Weaver Street lawn. I immediately fell in love. It’s not hard to love Carrboro. We’re known as one of the most progressive communities in […]
tl; dr – There is a lot of misinformation circulating about the future of 828 MLK Jr. Blvd. This post details what’s happened so far, what the town has decided, and details why the counterarguments circulating right now about the redevelopment don’t stand up to scrutiny. The history of coal ash at 828 In the […]
Zoning reform matters for housing affordability, racial equity, environmental sustainability, and economic growth. The Chapel Hill Town Council should be moving faster on reform, not discussing ways to slow it down. Last week, the Chapel Hill Town Council held a work session where they discussed, among other things, the town’s plans to rewrite its land use […]
As anyone who has tried to buy a home in Chapel Hill in recent years knows, we are in the middle of a housing crisis. According to the Cooke Report, published last month by local realtors Allison Zimmerman and Lucia Cooke, the average house sells within 13 days of being listed. (In a healthy market, […]