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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
    (919) 357-9988

     

     

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