Last Thursday, over 500 homeowners and advocates joined a public assembly in Southeast Raleigh to show support for a local property tax relief program. This event, hosted by ONE Wake, called on Raleigh City Council and Wake County Commissioners to prioritize property tax relief in next fiscal year’s budget.
The elected officials invited, Chairman Matt Calabria, Council Member Stormie Forte, and Council Member Cory Branch, committed to work with the community on a property tax relief program to support long-term, low-income homeowners and help ensure that families are not pushed out of their neighborhoods due to rapidly increasing property taxes. If you missed the event, it can be viewed here!
We still need your help! Contact your elected officials to ensure property tax relief is a top priority
Elected officials in the City of Raleigh and Wake County still need to hear from you in support of property tax relief. Help move our advocacy forward by contacting City Council and the Board of Commissioners with the email template below:
Dear [Mayor Baldwin and Raleigh City Council members / Chairman Calabria and County Commissioners],
I am a [Raleigh / Wake County] resident at [your address] writing to urge your support for a local property tax relief grant program.
Property taxes are skyrocketing, creating an unequal impact on low-income, predominantly Black communities and putting thousands of households at risk of displacement.
Use this space to explain why you care about property tax relief. Have you been personally impacted by increased costs? What have you seen, heard, or felt from neighbors experiencing financial strain due to the rising cost of property taxes?
Please support a grant program to aid low-income homeowners to ensure no more than 2% of a household’s income is being spent on property taxes.
Director of Advocacy, Habitat Wake
Advocacy Specialist, Habitat Wake