It’s an annual rite in Raleigh. Each year, someone from the Congregations for Social Justice, a terrific group, writes a nice letter to city officials asking what they’ve done to advance the affordable-housing policies set out in Raleigh’s 2009 comprehensive plan. And every year, a nice letter comes back from the planning department saying, “We’re working on it. We haven’t gotten there yet.”
Not this year, though. When Larry Jarvis, head of Raleigh’s reorganized Housing and Neighborhoods Department, heard that tale last week at a CSJ meeting, he shook his head emphatically.