Hundreds Meet with Candidates for Cary Town Council, Win Support for Local Affordable Housing Funding!

Report from Candidate Assembly Thursday, November 11, 2021

Make no mistake, this week was a big week for affordable housing in Cary! On Tuesday, November 9, more than 40 ONE Wake members and allies turned out to support the adoption of the Cary Housing Plan, which was unanimously approved by Town Council. Then, on Thursday night, ONE Wake called on Town Council candidates to take another step forward by supporting local funding to ensure that the Housing Plan becomes a reality.

350 households logged in to ONE Wake's assembly with candidates for Cary Town Council Thursday night. Together, they called on the candidates to react to the deepening housing crisis in town and to hear whether they supported the creation of a dedicated local fund for affordable housing.

Candidates heard directly from ONE Wake leaders and testimony from Cary residents directly affected by rising rents, property taxes, and the threat of displacement due to redevelopment. You can watch their responses for yourself here.

Thursday's candidate assembly in Cary came right on the heels of ONE Wake's property tax assembly in Raleigh. In just 22 days ONE Wake leaders have delivered over 1,000 members across two municipalities to take action to address top housing pressures facing our families and communities.

What's Next?

November 11th was the beginning of ONE Wake's campaign to create a dedicated local housing fund for affordable housing in Cary. ONE Wake will need to deliver their power of organized people consistently and persistently this spring to ensure that affordable housing is THE top election issue, and the top budget priority for the next fiscal year.

To support this crucial work, please sign up to attend ONE Wake's non-partisan Get-Out-The-Vote training in late January. To sign up, text VOTE to (919) 635-4770.