Chris Moran

IFC Set To Prepare For Construction Of Community House

CARRBORO – Executive Director for the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service in Chapel Hill-Carrboro, Chris Moran says a plan 27-years in the making is about to make a small step in the right direction. “We’re going to do what is considered a phase one part of the project where we will clear the land where eventual construction will take place in the second phase which will begin hopefully in the spring of 2014,” Moran says. That constructed facility will be the IFC Community House, which will be a men’s residential facility that’s currently located in the old jail. Moran says the Community House has received a lot of criticism over the years, mostly revolving around the people it will serve. “It’s the whole controversy about ‘not in my neighborhood, not next to me’,” Moran says. “Moving homeless men in a facility that would be in a new location.” He says part of that delay was fed by a lengthy legal process. “There was a lawsuit against the Town and us saying that the Town did not follow its own legal procedures correctly, and a judge said that the Town did,” Moran says. “But, there was never a mention of it in the news media anywhere when that happened, which was surprising to me.” Moran says in 2006, Congressman David Price secured $250,000 in Economic Development Incentive monies for this project, but...

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