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Over 10 months from October 2021 to July 2022, hundreds of ONE Wake Cary leaders showed up persistently and consistently to call on the Cary Town Council to invest in a new fund to support the preservation and creation of affordable housing.

Efforts included: a virtual assembly with candidates for Town Council in November 2021 attended by over 350 households; a second, in-person candidate assembly in April that was attended by over 175 leaders and followed by a march to the polls; and several small actions that delivered dozens to Council meetings over the spring.

In May 2022, ONE Wake leaders celebrated the news that the Town of Cary had earmarked a historic $9 million in new funds for affordable housing, including: $2.9 million from the capital improvements budget, $1.1 million in additional town funding, and $5 million from the American Rescue Plan Act!

Since the creation of the Cary Housing Fund, ONE Wake leaders have continued to take action to ensure that the fund is continued. This has included a recent, 600 person non-partisan assembly in September 2023 with candidates for Cary Town Council. All candidates present agreed to continue the fund, if elected.

In the Spring of 2024 ONE Wake leaders will take action again during the Cary Town Council budget process to ensure that the fund is continued. Our goal is to win funding in the amount of $6 - $9 million for fiscal year 24/25.