Affordable Housing Year in Review

Watch the Town of Chapel Hill's key affordable housing and community connections accomplishments over the past year.

In Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019), the Town made more progress towards advancing Council’s affordable housing goals.  Highlights from the year include:

  • Approval of a bond referendum to provide up to $10 million for affordable housing that was overwhelmingly approved by Chapel Hill voters in the November 2018 election.

  • Deploying $1.2 Million to community partners for affordable housing development and preservation projects.

  • Supporting the development of over 80 new affordable housing units and the preservation of nearly 150 units of affordable housing in the community, surpassing our annual target by nearly 20%.

  • Completing phase two of Greenfield, the first low income housing tax credit project in over a decade in Chapel Hill, which added 69 units of affordable housing for low-income seniors.

  • Acquiring nine units to our Transitional Housing Program. Our portfolio of homes now serves 17 families transitioning out of public housing to work towards their family’s housing and financial goals.

  • Completing an analysis of Town-owned land to determine the feasibility of affordable housing development, and making progress toward developing a mixed-income affordable housing development on the Town-owned land on Homestead Road.

  • Establishing new programs to respond to community needs, including the Housing Displacement Assistance Program and the Employee Housing Program.

For more information about our progress, see our quarterly reports here