Check out this very encouraging story from Indiana where a local city council has made the proactive decision to build affordable housing over building a jail. More of this! Smart move, Bloomington City Council!
Check out this article by Alan Durning, written from a Seattle perspective on Sightline Institute's website, addressing the simple fact that lack of affordability is, at its root, caused by an excess of demand over supply. Raleigh gets relatively good marks in this article, but I'm concerned we are headed down a path that cities like Seattle are already experiencing.
Lisa Rowe, executive director of local non-profit Families Together recently wrote an excellent op-ed piece published in the News & Observer. A former colleague of mine from Habitat for Humanity International, Lisa knows first hand-through her work at Families Together the struggle of families facing homeless in our local community.
The cost of housing is skyrocketing in many metropolitan area across the country and, as Wake County grows, we’re experiencing those effects here as well. In an opinion piece published by the New York Times, two economics professors describe how land use restrictions contribute to increasing housing costs.
Habitat Wake is moving forward with its rezoning request for Trimble Avenue in Cary! We’ve made some changes to our project proposal that we hope will be supported by both the Cary Town Council and the surrounding community.