The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) worked with AARP to create a series of videos about imposter scams – including robocalls, IRS imposters and Medicare scams. While the videos are aimed at older Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the tips apply to everyone.
The robovoice may claim to be a utility, a government agency, or even a foreign consulate. Don’t believe them. Instead:Read more
April 18 Deadline to Submit Applications; Public Information Session Set for March 19
Durham business owners interested in funds to help improve their building locations should now apply for a City of Durham grant opportunity.
The City of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development is accepting applications for targeted areas inside the city limits for Building Improvement Grants. Proposed projects must be within the Downtown Development Tier, including Parrish Street and the Ninth Street Commercial Corridor.Read more
The City of Durham’s Technology Solutions Assistant Director DeWayne Kendall spoke at Lucas Middle School located at 923 Snow Hill Road. This event is part of the Citizenship and Government Outdoor classroom.Read more
What is the main purpose of the Census?
The information is used to get a broader sense about the population in general. This information then is used to calculate the number of seats that each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives. The information is also used to determine which communities will receive federal funding, and how much.
How does the Census help us?
The U.S. census counts every resident in the United States. ... The data collected determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives (a process called apportionment) and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities.
For more information go to: https://2020census.gov
Mayor Steve Schewel Encourages Durham Residents to Take Pledge by April 30
April is Earth Month, and water is our planet’s most precious natural resource. Throughout April, Durham residents are invited to join Mayor Steve Schewel and help the City win the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. At the April 1nd City Council meeting, Mayor Schewel proclaimed Durham’s participation in the annual challenge (you can watch his proclamation athttps://www.youtube.com/user/CityofDurhamNC). The mayor and the City’s Department of Water Management encourage local residents to visitwww.mywaterpledge.com now through April 30, and commit to making simple water-conserving practices, such as turning off the faucet while brushing teeth, shaving, and doing dishes.Read more
Transformation in Ten (T2) and Legal Aid of North Carolina—Durham together hosted their 5th Roadmap to Work seminar on expunctions and driver’s license restoration. The event was held at Hoover Road Apartments and approximately (100) one hundred persons attended. The attendees had the opportunity to learn directly from one of the leading attorneys at the Durham Legal Aid of North Carolina office who explained in detail the drawn-out processes of expunctions and restorations. Some of the attendees were screened for the opportunity to receive census-tract-based grants for full coverage of any costs associated with their pursuit of restored driver’s license or expunctions.
The next seminar will be held at Tahti’s Place located at 1607 Angier Avenue, Durham NC, March 16, 2019 from 11am to 12pm.Read more