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ONE Wake in the News
Downtown South Action Alert
Get Out the Vote! 
House Wake Eviction Prevention Information


ONE Wake in the News:

News and Observer 10/21: Downtown South Developers Want Raleigh's Help to Pay for Stadium, Affordable Housing

News and Observer 10/15: Newly Formed ONE Wake Coalition Talks Housing, Downtown South 


Downtown South Action Alert!

The City of Raleigh Planning Commission has begun to review the rezoning application for Kane Realty's Downtown South Project. This is the final step before a public hearing by the Raleigh City Council, which could result in a YES vote that allows the development to begin.

ONE Wake and our community partners have significant concerns about the Downtown South Project, including:

Increased flooding of downstream communities such as the Rochester Heights neighborhood;

Inadequate community outreach and engagement associated with the rezoning application;

Gentrification and displacement in the adjacent, historically Black neighborhoods and other underserved communities. 

ONE Wake is calling for all members to send an email to the Raleigh Planning Commission ASAP. You can download instructions for this call to action here


Get Out the Vote!

ONE Wake has launched Phase Three of our Relational Voter Turnout campaign that has engaged close to 12,000 potential voters in our communities so far. The focus of Phase Three is to Get Out the Vote, and to Protect the Vote.

ONE Wake has built a team of 269 leaders who have been making relational voter phone calls through the Empower App all summer and early fall. If you are on this team, please log into Empower to see the new call to action for Phase Three 

All other ONE Wake members are asked to text "GOTV" to (919) 635-4770 to pledge their commitment to calling five members in your family or social network to encourage them to vote.

You can also attend a phone canvassing support session on Tuesday, October 27, at 7:00 pm to learn more about how you can participate in this final round of calls. Registration is available on our website here.  


House Wake! Eviction Prevention Program

In early May ONE Wake leaders delivered 753 public comments and over 180 members to a Zoom press conference in support of allocating federal CARES Act funds to support eviction prevention in our communities.

Ultimately, $17 million in federal funds were allocated for eviction prevention in Wake County through the House Wake! Eviction Prevention Program which launched in late September. 

The House Wake! Eviction Prevention Program intervention process consists of:

  1. Eviction Prevention, through a partnership with Telamon Corporation, which aims to provide financial assistance to tenants and landlords to cover rent shortfalls resulting from a loss of income.
  2. Eviction Mediation Services, which provide pro-bono legal support through a partnership with Legal Aid of North Carolina for tenants who need legal counsel to discuss tenant rights, guidance for the CDC eviction moratorium affidavits, mediation services and more; and
  3. Relocation Assistance, which will assist with relocating residents whose housing could not be stabilized through interventions 1 or 2.

The program will run through the end of the 2020 calendar year or until dedicated funding is depleted. This program has been widely advertised in local print media, TV, and radio.

You can download more information about the program from the ONE Wake website here.    


Questions?

Contact us at wakeorganizing@gmail.com


ONE Wake members voting on our grassroots agenda at State Street Community Church, October 2019