Thank you to all who have expressed support and encouragement for our proposal to build deeply affordable housing on Asheland Avenue in downtown Asheville. There has been a flurry of activity and activism over the past week that makes it clear more time is needed to allow the city to discern on how to make meaningful progress towards reparations with the Black community AND address affordable housing. These are both important objectives and are not mutually exclusive. It is time to step back and dialogue further on how we can all journey together towards shared goals. While disappointed over the pause, we celebrate the hopefulness of reconciliation, restoration and wholeness that is on the other side of it.
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