Vote, of course, and attend a Raleigh City Council meeting in support of Penny for Housing. Here's the scoop from Adrienne Little:
Wear a white shirt for Penny for Housing
You are also invited (urged) to attend the Tuesday, June 7 Raleigh City Council meeting - 7:00 PM - 222 W. Hargett St., Raleigh, 27601
The second item on the agenda is the City Budget Public Hearing. We will stand in support of Shana Overdorf, the Partnership to End Homelessness and the Penny for Housing.
By raising property taxes 1 penny/$100 assessed valuation, the City of Raleigh will have funds to build much-needed affordable housing. Read the story in the News and Observer.
Exerpts: "The money would pay for 125 more rental units and 10 more homeowner rehabilitation loans." [That's per year.]
"Raleigh property owners currently pay a tax rate of .42 cents for every $100 in assessed value, which equates to about $842 a year for owners of homes valued at $200,000. That figure would jump $20 under a one-cent property tax rate hike."
Look for Adrienne at the meeting is you would like to sit with someone you know. Just being there makes a difference.