Those who leave Durham behind: Housing and displacement in Durham  

By Mary Mungai

May 2, 2024

As the cost of rent and housing rises in Durham, gentrification and displacement becomes all the more common. Local leaders discuss the role supply and demand has in both the cause and the solution of this displacement. Additionally, they investigate the way we measure affordability and how that may change with time.

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Q&A: Chelsea Cook reflects on housing, law background, Durham City Council

By Lucy Marques

March 7, 2024

Thursday, March 7, 2024 By Lucy Marques The Durham VOICE’s Lucy Marques spoke with Durham City Council member Chelsea Cook about priorities for the council, career experience, and favorite things about Durham. Cook was appointed to the council in January to fill the seat that opened up after Leonardo Williams was elected mayor, and currently […]

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County Commissioners Pass SCAD 3-1, Durham County Residents Nervous for Future

By Carl Kenney

December 14, 2023

After 4.5 hours of discussion, the Durham County Commissioners on Monday voted 3-1 to approve Simplifying Codes for more Affordable Development — a decision which follows months of advocacy from various Durham community members against the implementation of SCAD to rural areas outside of the city of Durham limits. On November 20, the Durham city […]

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Sylvester Williams’ Optimism and Concerns Ahead of Durham’s Mayoral Election

By Audrey Kashatus

October 2, 2023

Sylvester Williams is one of eight candidates running for mayor of Durham in the upcoming municipal elections scheduled for this November. Williams has previously run for mayor in 2011, 2013 and 2017.  Williams was born and raised in Durham, except for the time he went to school in Atlanta. He is currently the pastor of […]

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