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Support affordable homes at the City Council Budget Hearing

Durham CAN, 
Support affordable homes at the City Council Budget Hearing:
Monday, June 5, 7:00pm, City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC 27701       


If you cannot attend, contact City Council at:
Council@durhamnc.gov

alking Points:

1. Double the Penny for Housin
Durham CAN supports doubn the City's Dedicated Housing Fund.  o Cents for Housin should increase the number o
homes affordable for the lowest income residents of Durham.  ur priorities are Durham residents who are struggling with urgent needs for housing now, including: seniors, persons with disabilities, workers at minimum wage of $15,000/year (30% Area Median Income), and families earning up to about $30,000/year (50% of Area Median Income).

2.  Keep Homes Affordable.
Durham benefits when w invest public funds and land to keep homes affordable, stable and well-maintained for 30 years or more.

3.  Help Homeowners Stay in their Homes.
Lower income homeowners need help with repairs and taxes to stay in their home.

4.  Help Renters Buy Homes.
Long-time Durham renters should be able to uy homes with incomes of $30,000-$40,000 (about 60% Area Median Income).

5.  Partner with Communities.
The City should partner with communities, neighborhoods, and non-profits on affordable housing plans, proposals, and programs to best serve the housing needs o residents.