As Raleigh’s housing market booms and gentrification takes hold, Black and brown residents have been hit the hardest. From 2019 to 2021, as home values rose, property taxes in southeast Raleigh also shot up 20–23 percent, according to data from the Wake County Department of Tax Administration. The increase was even more dramatic from 2016 to 2020, with data from Habitat for Humanity of Wake County showing similar areas experiencing property tax increases of 50–75 percent.

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