In Chapel Hill, 54% of renters are cost-burdened (meaning they spend over 30% of their income on rent). The teachers, health care technicians, food service workers, and childcare providers who keep Chapel Hill running can no longer afford to live in town.
Help us turn out the vote for affordable housing to address this injustice. The Orange County Affordable Housing Coalition endorses the non-partisan, $10 million bond for affordable housing in Chapel Hill. The bond will support the development of 400 new affordable housing units, and the preservation of 300 existing units by 2023. The average increase in property taxes for Chapel Hill homeowners will be $40 / year.
We will rally briefly at Peace and Justice Plaza before heading to the Chapel of the Cross polling station. All who support affordable housing are welcome to attend the rally, only Chapel Hill residents may vote for the bond.