Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton and several members of the Board of Aldermen are concerned the town is not doing enough to support low-income housing.
“We have a lot of people who are hurting at a lot lower income levels than we’re currently reaching,” Chilton said at Tuesday night’s board meeting.
“Our current system doesn’t ever encourage anybody to create affordable rental housing for people who live on social security/disability income,” he said.
Chilton also said he was concerned about housing for people who live on minimum wage or 20 percent of the median income.
The comments came during a discussion of the affordable housing provisions in the land use ordinance. In that ordinance, the town has a goal that at least 15 percent of units in new residential developments should be affordable.