Durham, Orange County launch programs helping longtime, low-income homeowners
Longtime Triangle residents are watching their neighborhoods change around them.City and County leaders are working to ensure those people, who have been there for years, can stay.
>>> WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT TWO NEW PROGRAMS IN DURHAM WORKING TO ADDRESS NEIGHBORHOOD CHANGE. >> Reporter: CITY AND COUNTY LEADERS ARE WORKING TO ENSURE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN THERE FOR YEARS CAN STAY. >> DOES THIS COMBAT THE GENTRIFICATION WE ARE SEEING? >> EXACTLY. IT'S A GROWING AREA AND PEOPLE ARE MOVING HERE, DRIVING UP PROPERTY VALUES. >> Reporter: PROGRAMS WERE LAUNCHED TO HELP LOW INCOME HOMEOWNERS WITH THEIR PROPERTY TAX BILLS. >> THIS DEFINITELY PROVIDES RELIEF FOR THE LOWER INCOME AND ELDERLY POPULATION. >> Reporter: FOR DURHAM AND ORANGE COUNTY'S PROGRAM, YOU HAVE TO HAVE A PROPERTY TAX BILL FROM LAST YEAR.