Beehive members voted for the NC Housing Coalition at the Dec. 6th membership meeting after reviewing comprehensive information from the top grant requests. Founded in 1988, the Coalition is a non-profit membership organization working for affordable housing that promotes stable communities for low- and moderate-income North Carolinians.
Each year, Beehive members choose a theme to focus on within our community and this year focuses on housing and community development. Affordable housing is especially in the spotlight right now as Raleigh sees its population rising and neighborhoods changing. The Coalition’s land bank project will allow local, non-profit affordable housing providers to compete for land in high opportunity areas and transit corridors in an effort to produce and preserve affordable housing. With land becoming more expensive than ever, the project will be crucial to the future of affordable housing in our community.
The Coalition has more than 60 organizational and individual members in Wake County; a priority area for their local advocacy work. Beehive funds will be used for staff time to organize and convene local affordable housing providers to discuss the creation and governance of the land bank.
You can read more about the NC Housing Coalition and past grantees, including this year’s small grant winner, Girls on the Run of the Triangle, here.