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Thinking about Water and Sewer Impact Fees and Affordable Housing

January 26, 2010

Jeff Hughes is the Director of the School of Government’s Environmental Finance Center and a School of Government Faculty Member A newly created local chapter of the affordable housing organization Habitat for Humanity begins planning the construction of their first group of homes in a fast growing … Continued

Student Corner: Funding for Kinston MLK Corridor Improvements

December 9, 2009

Paul Winn is a Masters Student of City and Regional Planning and a graduate student assistant working with Lenoir County. Funding for streetscape improvements along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Kinston have been submitted to the Golden Leaf Foundation for final review.  The funding would allow for … Continued

Mission investing by community foundations

October 16, 2009

Tyler Mulligan is a School of Government faculty member. In the traditional model of philanthropic foundations, the principal (or endowment) is invested in a conservative investment portfolio to generate a predictable return. The returns on investment become the operating funds of the foundation, wi … Continued

Conversations with advisory board members – Part 3

September 15, 2009

Here are notes from the third conversation – – Something to think about is poverty, its causes, and how much is related to land – Land ownership is power – political, economic, social – Issues around policies in relation to institutionalized racism and depressing property values – i.e. home appraisa … Continued

Conversations with advisory board members – Part 1

September 15, 2009

Over the next few months I will be posting notes from conversations with advisory board members for the Rural Center project.  The notes will not name names, but will, we hope, give everyone an idea of what others are saying, keep you informed, and spark other thoughts and discussions.  Here are the … Continued