We had regular City Council meetings on October 18 and November 1. Below is a summary of some pertinent actions: 1. We approved $2.75 million in gap financing for The Pines at Peach Road, a 119-unit affordable rental development serving low to moderate income households. This financing continues our efforts to provide more affordable housing while we also work to allow more types of housing citywide to increase housing supply. Increasing both supply and subsidy
It’s been a while. I’m back with summaries of our recent City Council meetings. 1) We invested approximately $8 million in funds for affordable housing. About $3.5 million was authorized to purchase land and properties for construction of new affordable housing. The acquired sites are along New Bern Avenue and Western Blvd., both bus rapid transit (BRT) corridors. We also awarded an affordable housing provider, CASA, $2 million to help them acquire Grosvenor Gardens, a
After a few weeks of “summer break,” City Council is back to business, and I’m back with some updates on City Council activity and my re-election campaign! 1. At our last meeting prior to break, we approved creation of a social district, called the “Sip n’ Stroll Downtown.” The social district began last Monday, August 15, and will operate 7 days a week, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. More than 70 businesses within the social
June was a busy month. I’m writing to provide a summary of our June 2022 regular City Council meetings as well as an update on social districts from the Economic Development and Innovation Meeting today. 1) We approved the FY23 budget. As a reminder, our fiscal year is July 1- June 30. The budget includes another year of fare free transit, increases in pay for city staff including police and fire, a Mobile Community Engagement
Happy Pride Month! Below is a summary of our May 2022 City Council meetings:   1. We partnered with Campbell Law School to create a program to assist residents with eviction prevention. The program is called “City of Raleigh Housing Justice Project” and is intended to provide legal services to low income individuals and families on the verge of homelessness. You can read more here.    2. We allocated approximately $7 million in funding for

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