Durham Hosts Affordable Housing & Transit Workshop
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Durham Hosts Affordable Housing & Transit Workshop

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Public Workshop to Explore Affordable Housing Creation Near Future Light Rail Transit Areas

​DURHAM, N.C. – May 8, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Durham residents interested in issues regarding the finance and development of affordable housing near future light rail transit stations should mark their calendars now to attend a workshop later this month.

The Durham City-County Planning Department is hosting a public workshop on Tuesday, May 19 at 6 p.m. at the Durham Arts Council’s PSI Theater, located at 120 Morris Street. The workshop will discuss the legal framework for affordable housing incentives and requirements in North Carolina, provide information on the financing of affordable housing projects, and explore potential tools to expand affordable housing in future rail transit areas. This workshop is free and open to the public.

For information on the previous workshop regarding affordable housing and transit, visit http://bit.ly/1csl50W. For information on the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit project, visit www.ourtransitfuture.org. Residents may also contact Planning Supervisor Aaron Cain at (919) 560-4137, ext. 28226 or by email at Aaron.Cain (at) DurhamNC (dot) gov.

Any person with a disability may receive an auxiliary aid or service to effectively participate in these meetings by contacting the City of Durham’s ADA Coordinator at (919) 560-4197 or by email to ADA (at) DurhamNC (dot) gov, as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the meetings.

About the Durham City-County Planning Department
The Durham City-County Planning Department is the planning agency for the City and County of Durham. The department works with the community to develop long-range and special area plans containing policies to direct growth. Guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, the department helps to make Durham a great place to live, work, and play by working to create a strong and diverse economy, and thriving and livable neighborhoods.

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