Travel Safety Initiatives
We want everyone to travel safely in Chapel Hill. The Police Department and area partners will continue speed enforcement and Watch for Me N.C. initiatives throughout the month of February. These initiatives are an effort to continue to preserve and enhance a safe community in which to travel, whether on two wheels, four wheels, two feet, or other methods.
Watch For Me N.C. is a statewide safety initiative designed to improve relationships on roads between people who drive, people who walk, people who roll and people who bike. People may receive helpful information, warnings, and in some cases, tickets for violations during these initiatives.
The Chapel Hill Police Department is taking additional steps to encourage safety among all travelers of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and throughout the community. You may notice an enhanced police presence along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Watch For Me N.C. travel-safety initiative scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, is being moved from South Columbia Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. You will also notice temporary digital signs along the road to encourage safe-travel behaviors.
Town Increases Affordable Housing Funding
Now Accepting Applications
|This is a Habitat for Humanity home built in the Northside Neighborhood and purchased by a low-income family earlier this year.|
The Town of Chapel Hill is accepting applications to create affordable housing opportunities in the community through Friday, Sept. 1.
Awards will be made from the Town’s Affordable Housing Development Reserve (AHDR), established by the Town Council in March 2015. The total funds currently available in the reserve are $1,164,642.
The Town of Chapel Hill will accept applications for the following priority project areas:
1. land bank and land acquisition
2. rental subsidy and development
3. homeownership development and assistance
4. future development planning
The Town’s fiscal year 2018 budget includes $1.16 million in funding available in the Affordable Housing Development Reserve, which represents a 69 percent increase over last year’s allocation of approximately $688,000. The Town’s total budget for FY18 for affordable housing activities is $5.7 million, which supports the Town’s 300+ public housing units and local and federal grant programs.
Since its creation in 2015, the AHDR has supported the development and preservation of 50 affordable housing units in Chapel Hill, with an additional 89 units in the pipeline over the next year.
The Housing Advisory Board will evaluate applications and present a funding recommendation to the Town Council for final approval in October 2017. There may be up to two additional funding cycles this fiscal year (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018).
Applications and additional information is available at http://www.townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/departments-services/housing-and-community/funding/affordable-housing-development-reserve.
For assistance and information, contact Sarah Vinas at 919-969-5079 or email@example.com.