This week in INDY Backtalk

This week in INDY Backtalk

INDY Week Published Backtalk the same day they published the winners of their "Best Of" series and we now have a bit more understanding of why the readers chose us as Best Local Activist Group. The readers' comments in "Backtalk:Wants to be Charlotte So Bad" sound...

What’s really Missing from Raleigh’s Missing Middle policy?

What’s really Missing from Raleigh’s Missing Middle policy?

There has been a lot of talk about missing middle housing since the city council approved a text change to legalize it (duplexes and townhomes) city-wide. This is different from the campaign promise made by the mayor during her 2019 run for the office. In answer to a...

Raleigh Affordable Housing: a Step in the Right Direction

Raleigh Affordable Housing: a Step in the Right Direction

The News & Observer reported on April 15 that the City of Raleigh has purchased almost 4 acres of land for future affordable housing. The land is along New Bern Avenue where the City is planning a future bus rapid transit line. This is a perfect location for more...

Bob Geary on Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing

Bob Geary on Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing

Bob Geary, resident of Raleigh’s District D and member of the Wake County Housing Justice Coalition, delivered the following remarks about Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing to City Council on Apr 6: I’m speaking again on behalf of the Wake County Housing Justice...

Raleigh’s Redline Revival

Raleigh’s Redline Revival

Raleigh has revived our nation’s now despised legacy of explicitly race-biased policies aimed at destroying Black neighborhoods.