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Affordable Housing, Durham City Council, Durham Housing Authority

Durham CAN Wins $4M for Affordable Housing

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
IndyWeek
The Durham City Council on Monday night approved a $4.162 million grant that will allow the Durham Housing Authority to buy back twenty acres of vacant land known as Fayette Place.
 
The money will come from the city’s general fund and can only be used to acquire the land and maintain it until it is sold or developed.
 
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immigrants, drivers license, Ted Vaden, driving safety, St. Thomas More Catholic

Victory for Immigrant Drivers in North Carolina

Friday, April 7, 2017
The News & Observer

A year-long issue campaign culminated in a 600-person action on March 28th where the District Attorney, James Woodall, spoke to Orange County Justice United and publicly committed to a deferral program for unlicensed, yet otherwise safe drivers. Read more about Victory for Immigrant Drivers in North Carolina

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Immigrant, Refugee Backers Pack Church to Affirm Durham as Inclusive

Sunday, March 5, 2017
The News & Observer

More than 1,300 Latinos, Muslims, refugees, immigrants, their families and supporters filled Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Sunday to affirm Durham as a city of inclusion. Read more about Immigrant, Refugee Backers Pack Church to Affirm Durham as Inclusive

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Durham (CAN) Infill Development a Good Sprawl Substitute

Thursday, November 5, 2015
News & Observer

With the election of a City Council and mayor firmly behind infill development, Durham CAN’s proposal to turn a barren publicly owned lot at the corner of Jackson and Willard streets into an affordable-housing complex looks like a no-brainer.

That’s good news for downtown Durham, which needs full-time residents to help sustain the renaissance of a once-forlorn area. It’s no longer lights out after work in downtown. Read more about Durham (CAN) Infill Development a Good Sprawl Substitute

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North Carolina IAF, Organizing in Durham, Durham CAN, Housing, Wages, Healthcare

Durham CAN: Empowering Communities for Housing, Wages...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Indy Week

By his own account, the office of Ivan Parra, lead organizer for one of Durham's largest community groups, is unimpressive. But attend a Durham CAN meeting, with hundreds of people and key city and state leaders, and you'll see the nonprofit's influence in action. Read more about Durham CAN: Empowering Communities for Housing, Wages...

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Racial Profiling, Organizing in Durham, Police Searches Without Warrants

Durham CAN Wields Search Data to Challenge Police & Change Policy

Thursday, November 20, 2014
New York Times

Rather than relying on demonstrations to force change, a coalition of ministers, lawyers and community and political activists turned instead to numbers. They used an analysis of state data from 2002 to 2013 that showed that the Durham police searched black male motorists at more than twice the rate of white males during stops. Drugs and other illicit materials were found no more often on blacks.... Read more about Durham CAN Wields Search Data to Challenge Police & Change Policy

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Durham CAN Celebrates Progress

Thursday, October 30, 2014
The Triangle Tribune

Kingdom Harvest Ministries Pastor Herbert R. Davis said CAN is here so that Durham can have a safer community, affordable places to call home, equal access to the transit system, and access to jobs and a livable wage. Read more about Durham CAN Celebrates Progress

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