The Orange County Local Government Affordable Housing Collaborative invites the public to a joint meeting with the Orange County Affordable Housing Coalition on Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 5:30 – 7:15 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Public Library in Meeting Room B. Refreshments will be provided.
The purpose of the meeting is to present the Coalition’s affordable housing goals and priorities and to discuss how both entities can work together to address County-wide affordable housing issues.
Key topics for discussion at this meeting are: creating housing opportunities for households earning less than 30% of the Area Median Income; establishing a rapid acquisition loan fund; and mitigating manufactured home park closures and displacement of low income residents.
The Orange County Local Government Affordable Housing Collaborative was established in 2017 by the Towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough and Orange County to encourage County-wide discussions about affordable housing issues. The elected bodies of each jurisdiction adopted a resolution and appointed a member to serve on the committee. The elected officials meet quarterly. The current members are Donna Bell (Chapel Hill), Bethany Chaney (Carrboro), Mark Dorosin (Orange County), and Kathleen Ferguson (Hillsborough). Staff from each jurisdiction are non-voting members of the Collaborative and meet monthly to coordinate efforts and share information.
The Orange County Affordable Housing Coalition was established in 2013 to highlight the needs and opportunities for increasing housing affordability in Orange County and to foster communication and collaboration among housing providers and advocates. Coalition members include non-profit housing developers, social service providers, advocacy groups, and local government partners. Each year, the Coalition establishes an annual goal and its members work together to achieve this goal.
- For questions or additional information, call (919) 245-2492.