For Immediate Release
Contact person: Devin Ross at [email protected] or (919) 358 5828
100+ residents and supporters of a large mobile home community in the Town of Wake Forest will hold a rally in partnership with ONE Wake and the NC Congress of Latino Organizations.
The gathering will take place on Tuesday, September 7, from 5PM - 6PM outside the Wake Forest Town Hall at 301 Brooks St.
The purpose of the rally is to clarify the self interest of Wellington Park residents on the re-zoning of their mobile home park, and to request resources from the Town of Wake Forest to assist with relocation expenses.
The park owner has decided to close the park effective January 15 of next year. He is selling the park to a developer which is seeking approval from the Town of Wake Forest to rezone the current use of the park. The closing of the park will force the displacement of the many families that call Wellington Park their home.
After careful evaluation of all their options, the residents of the park have agreed not to fight the proposed re-zoning and have instead negotiated a pre-agreement with the developer that includes at least $250,000 to be divided among all families. This agreement is contingent on the successful re-zoning of the property.
Park residents are asking supporters to join them on September 7th as they ask the Wake Forest Town Commissioners for additional financial help with their relocation expenses.
ONE Wake (Organized Neighbors for Empowerment) and The NC Congress of Latino Organizations are nonprofit sister organizations affiliated to the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), the nation's largest and longest-standing network of local faith and community-based organizations.
Christian, Jewish, and Muslim religious institutions, neighborhood groups, and local non-profits affiliated with both One Wake and the NC Congress of Latino Organizations have been working for the last three years to build a broad-based, non-partisan, multi-racial, multi-faith, community power organization rooted in local congregations and other voluntary associations with the purpose of creating change in the lives of low- and middle-income communities throughout Wake County.
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