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    Job growth demands more affordable housing

    A Realtor friend of mine recently told me that real estate in Chapel Hill is not as desirable as it once was because the Town is no longer the quaint university town it was just 10 or 15 years ago. He faulted our elected officials for promoting too much growth and too tall buildings. He also faulted...

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    Impacting lives and improving housing in our community

    I am very happy to report that in this season of giving and thanksgiving, that Community Home Trust was recently awarded a $40,000 IMPACT award from GSK. The Home Trust was one of nine nonprofit organizations in the greater Triangle area to receive these awards. Furthermore, we were the only organization...

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    Living it up, downtown

    Linda Phillips and her husband, J.C. “Boo” Phillips Jr., graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — Boo in ’75 and Linda a year later in ’76. The couple has loved Chapel Hill since setting foot on UNC’s stately campus. For the past 40...

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    Balance in search for affordable housing

    We are lacking in affordable housing options for lower income people in Chapel Hill and Carrboro for many reasons. Some of those reasons are the direct consequences of decisions we have made locally. For example, about thirty years ago some visionaries in Orange County determined that we did not...

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    Incentives needed for more loca affordable housing

    Just in case there is any question as to why I think affordable housing is important, please allow me to explain. I believe we need regular working folks, like teachers, bus drivers and legions of people who work at the hospital to be able to live within our community, send their children to our...

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    Senior housing options explored at expo

    With names like Elderberry, Justamere, Generosity Farm and Hart’s Mill Eco-Village, there are several types of housing options for seniors coming to Orange, Person and Chatham counties. These models are varied: intergenerational, over-55 and intentional neighborhoods. Other future models ...

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    Edward Kidder Graham House meets the Lindseys

    UNC alumni Marty and AraLu Lindsey (Class of ’84 and ’83) enjoyed life on Chapel Hill’s campus so much that when they got a chance to live adjacent to it again, they took it – termites, Bulrushes and all. In December 2013, the couple purchased the historic Edward Kidder...

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    Charles House-Winmore opens to new residents

    Charles House-Winmore has opened its eldercare doors to six residents who participate in person-centered living facilitated by round-the-clock staff and volunteers in a 2,450-square-foot house in the Winmore neighborhood off Homestead Road in Chapel Hill. This house of six bedrooms and 3.5 baths...

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    Infill house fits in

    Visitability is hard to say but easy to use and describes houses built with barrier-free, inclusive or universally accessible areas. What if there isn’t space or money to build an entire house to be universally accessible? Build it so everyone can be comfortable in main floor rooms and a ...

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    FieldStone growing in North Chatham

    FieldStone, a new-home neighborhood off Mann’s Chapel Road south of Chapel Hill, has been growing over the past two years and is now filled with young families, retirees and professionals working in Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park and as far away as Winston-Salem.

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