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Nearly 20 Community Organizations and Elected Bodies Endorse Bonds for Schools, Affordable Housing

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October 27, 2016
NEARLY 20 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND ELECTED BODIES ENDORSE
BOND REFERENDUMS FOR SCHOOLS, AFFORDABLE HOUSING

October 26, 2016

Chapel Hill, NC: Nearly 20 community organizations have endorsed both Orange County bond referendums for schools and affordable housing.

"It's critical for our students and families that both these bonds pass so that we can get started repairing and renovating our schools and providing safe, affordable housing as soon as possible" said Lisa Kaylie, President of the CHCCS PTA Council.

The bonds will deliver $120 million to allow both Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County
Schools districts to fund needed infrastructure projects including renovations, repairs, and safety and security features; and $5 million to support the development or improvement of up to 1,000 units of affordable housing throughout Orange County.

Nearly 500 individuals have expressed their individual support and have committed to contact 3,000 voters, urging their vote for both bond referendums.

Endorsing Organizations
Carrboro Board of Aldermen
Chapel Hill - Carrboro Chamber of Commerce
Chapel Hill Magazine
Chapel Hill Town Council
CHCCS Board of Education
CHCCS PTA Council
Community Empowerment Fund
Community Home Trust
The Daily Tar Heel
EmPOWERment, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County
Town of Hillsborough Board of Commissioners
Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange, and Chatham Counties
Lincoln-Northside Alumni Association
Orange Chatham Association of REALTORS
Orange County Democratic Party
Orange County Justice United
Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness
Orange County Schools Board of Education

For more information about the Campaign for Schools and Affordable Housing, visit voteforkidsandfamilies.org.
Contact:
Kristen Smith, Vice President, Advocacy and Engagement
ksmith@carolinachamber.org, (919) 357-9988