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Wake board votes on low-income housing community

Posted October 6, 2008

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— The Wake County Board of Commissioners voted 6-1 Monday afternoon to award a grant to the George's Mews project.

A non-profit group, Community Alternatives for Supportive Abodes (CASA), wants to take over the George's Mews Apartments at the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Washington Street. Their plan calls for turning the units into affordable housing for the disabled and low-income families.

The grant of up to $560,893 in county community investment program funds to CASA will be used for acquisition and rehabilitation of the 26-unit apartment complex.

The City of Raleigh has already committed nearly $1million to the project.

Some existing residents who fall below the poverty line may be eligible to stay at the complex.

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  • TooMuchGovt Oct 7, 2008

    Disabled victims living in a future crime neighborhood. That's just swell.

  • whatelseisnew Oct 7, 2008

    This money would do us a lot more good if it were used to pay off county debt. But I guess the already wasted trillions of dollars that have been flushed down the toilet in the name of low income housing is just not enough money wasted yet.

  • onyourheels2 Oct 7, 2008

    i wonder if wc will reduce tax values on homes near this area now?

  • aquamama Oct 7, 2008

    Of COURSE the people who live there won't be helped. The funniest thing about this is that rents will only decrease $50/month. So...keep it like it is, and let people stay in a decent neighborhood with good access to jobs for cheap? Or have CASA buy it (where do you think they get their money) for $2 million, kick most of the current residents out, and then spend more money to subsidize $50/month??? This whole plan makes no sense- financial or common.

  • mike275132 Oct 7, 2008

    Oh Goody! A new "crime watch" area soon to be featured on "Cops".
    We certainly don't have enough bad areas in Raleigh, we need to create some more.

  • Hevans1012 Oct 7, 2008

    So what about the people who already live there? Is the city and county going to help with their moving expenses and find them another apartment?