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House Wake Phase II Helps Hundreds and More Funds Available
Downtown South Update
Reminder: Internal Assembly 11/24

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News and Observer (11/19): Who Will Pay for Downtown South? Raleigh Debates Incentives as Rezoning Vote Nears

House Wake Phase II Assists Hundreds and More Funds Available 

In May, ONE Wake organized 753 public comments (and over 180+ turnout to a press conference) to urge the Wake County Commissioners to support the allocation of federal CARES Act funds to prevent COVID-19 related evictions in our county. This effort helped to create the largest eviction prevention program in the state, House Wake Phase II, with $15 million earmarked for eviction prevention in Wake County. 

This program has already helped over 600 Wake County households avoid eviction, and roughly $11 million in funding remains available.* Wake County needs to spend down these funds by the end of the year. Please help spread the word about this resource in your community by sharing the communications material below. 

House Wake Phase II Flyer (English)
House Wake Phase II Flyer (Spanish)
House Wake Phase II Applicant FAQ 

*House Wake Phase II spending is lower than anticipated due to the unanticipated launch of a similar, statewide eviction prevention program (HOPE Program) which brought $6 million in additional funds to Wake County. The HOPE funds have been exhausted as of November 11 and now House Wake is seeing an uptick in applications. 

Downtown South Update

During last night's meeting of the City of Raleigh Planning Commission we learned that the Commissioners need to review a traffic analysis on December 8 before they can release their recommendations to the City Council. This represents a slight delay in the planning process that gives ONE Wake more time to organize our base to take action and ensure that Kane agrees to community benefits in exchange for the rezoning of the Downtown South property.   

During our Internal Assembly on November 24 ONE Wake leaders will propose an action ("the Downtown South Subsidy Tour") that will help us decide whether or not we should support a public investment in Downtown South.    

As a reminder you can sign up for more Downtown South information and action alerts on the ONE Wake website here. 

Reminder: Internal Assembly 11/24

Tuesday, November 24, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Please register in advance here

Join ONE Wake leaders from across Wake County for our final internal assembly of 2020. 

During our internal assembly, we will: 

  • Evaluate our public launch and debrief our relational voter turnout campaign;
  • Ratify the Downtown South Subsidy Tour action; 
  • Plan the launch of our education listening campaign and next steps on affordable housing.

All ONE Wake member institutions are asked to deliver 5-10 members of their Core Team. 


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