Tag Archive: gentrification

Residents at Collins Crossing apartments in Carrboro protest rising rent

From The Daily Tarheel

For Pat Noelle, Saturday was about searching for answers.

Noelle was one of approximately 50 residents, students and local advocates who marched in protest of rising rent prices at the Collins Crossing Apartment Homes in Carrboro.

“It’s not fair,” Noelle said. “If the rent goes up, what are they gonna offer us?”

The march for Collins Crossing began at the Carrboro Town Commons and wound through downtown, finishing on the lawn of Collins Crossing.

Collins Crossing, formerly known as Abbey Court Condominiums, was recently bought by Aspen Square Management.

The apartment complex is considered one of the last affordable housing locations in Carrboro. (more…)

PLEA FOR SUPPORT – The Prison Books Collective is Losing its Space

Dear Friends and Supporters:

We, the Prison Books Collective of Chapel Hill, write to you in a time of crisis.

After more than six years of workdays, meetings, planning, and package-filling at our North Graham Street location, the Collective is losing that space. The landlord that owns the property has decided to kick out the current tenants and drastically raise the rent. By joining a long line of property owners’ gentrification of the Northside neighborhood, his profit-seeking is not just hurting one group of tenants, but entire communities on the other side of the prison walls. (more…)