If city manager Ruffin Hall’s budget is any indication, Raleigh is finally getting serious about affordable housing—and just in time for the countywide transit referendum that will be on the ballot in November. The city’s plan envisions new affordable housing developments located within a half mile of existing or proposed rail or bus rapid transit stations. Indeed, for the policy to work, it will have to be plotted in tandem with the Wake County transit plan; if you can rely on public transportation and don’t need a car, life in the city becomes more affordable.


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