affordable housing

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photo courtesy of DHIC

The city and its partners are seeking proposals for a permanent public-art project to give the new affordable-housing complex that certain Durham flair. Read more



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If you live within two to five miles of an area that is hip, described as walkable, or downtown, then you should prepare. Read more

North Carolina

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Design by Annie Maynard and Rudi Petry

The next twenty years for community organizers will be exhausting and mentally taxing, but the most important in modern history. Read more

North Carolina

“Single-family zoning is indeed a vestige of racism, but simply removing that vestige of racism without cutting a check for all the equity and all the generational wealth that was generated over decades is not going to solve the problem.” Read more

Durham County

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The developer agreed to include affordable units, but he also has to clear a traffic study. Read more

Wake County

“Things are rarely either/or.” Read more

Letters to the Editor

And other things our readers told us this week. Read more

Letters to the Editor

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Courtesy of Charles Francis

The Raleigh lawyer and businessman talks affordable housing, transportation, and more on this edition of the podcast. Read more

Wake County


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“We shouldn’t be looking at just this one tool. It really is, across the board, what can we do to increase all housing types, housing choices?” Read more

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Steve Oliva

In just over a year, UMD families went from staying an average of 33 days to 116; singles have increased their length of stay from 24 to 77 days. Read more

Durham County

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Photo courtesy of Zainab Baloch

“We have a number of communities that are not represented right now. The lack of representation keeps us from having innovative ideas.” Read more

Wake County


Durham County

The former Army Reserve Center on Carroll Street will be demolished and replaced with up to sixty-five units for people who have experienced homelessness. Read more

Durham County


Caitlin Penna

After residents voiced concerns about traffic and preserving the character of their single-family neighborhoods, the Durham Planning Commission delayed a vote on the Expanded Housing Choices initiative. Read more

Durham County

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Alex Boerner

And other things our readers told us this week Read more

Letters to the Editor


Jenny Warburg

Durham Mayor Steve Schewel wants $95 million to keep downtown from turning into an expensive enclave for rich white people, he announced last week. Read more

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Also on this week’s INDYcast: What you need to know about Durham Mayor Steve Schewel’s State of the City address and a hot new track from FFFOOLERY. Read more

Wake County

"It's cumbersome and really defeats our primary goal of providing housing," Mayor Nancy McFarlane said. Read more

Wake County

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Durham Housing Authority

In addition to rebuilding 477 public housing units, the agency plans to build more than two thousand affordable and market-rate units. Read more

Durham County