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Chapel Hill weighs affordable housing bond referendum

April 25, 2018  |  Spectrum News

Voters could decide whether to add more affordable housing to Chapel Hill. Town leaders are taking steps to include it on the November 2018 ballot. Adding 400 new housing units and renovating 275. Bond referendum will include one cent tax hike. Town leaders will hold town hall on May 9th at 7 p.m. “We have a need in Chapel Hill for affordable homes that are both for rental and home ownership in the community because we recognize that's a big gap in the housing market,” said Loryn Clark with the Office of Housing and Community. Read more

These students are organizing an art show to give back to the community

February 21, 2018  |  The Daily Tar Heel

Top of the Hill’s Great Room will look a little different than usual tomorrow night.  Mixed Concrete, a student-run art show and fundraiser, will be filling the space with more than 75 works by students and local artists for a silent auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Orange County. The show, which is in its seventh year, is expected to raise over $10,000 to help combat problems with affordable housing in Chapel Hill. Director Mary McCall Leland and Assistant Director Badham Dixon, both sophomores, and their team have been planning the show since September and are excited about how much it has grown.  Read more

Habitat Puts Joy in the Holidays

December 11, 2017  |  Chapel Hill News

Some of the most joyous feelings of the holidays must be in the hearts of those whose homes have been built, remodeled or fixed by Habitat for Humanity volunteers. That joy may be found doubly in the hearts of volunteers. In mid-November, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County’s Home Preservation Program brought together a group of volunteers together in a Family Day event to provide critical interior and exterior repairs to the home of Gertrude Nunn, a 96-year-old resident of the Rogers-Eubank community who has been “a voice for the neighborhood for many years and has contributed much in serviceto Orange County.” Read more

Tiny Homes Coming to Northside Neighborhood

October 24, 2017  |  WCHL-Chapelboro

Downsizing and moving into tiny homes has gained popularity in the past few years and Chapel Hill is turning that trend into a service project with a tiny home duplex coming to the Northside Neighborhood. Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger says the tiny home duplex will house individuals or couples that have graduated out of the homeless shelter program. Read more