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Utilizing Program Income and Revolving Funds to Stretch CDBGs

April 12, 2018

One of the tools that local governments utilize in community revitalization efforts are Community Development Block Grants (CDBGs). This U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program provides grants to local governments to fund projects such as affordable housing, infrastructure imp … Continued

Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Areas

January 19, 2017

The Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) designation was established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1995. The intent of the program is to address economic development and housing needs within economically disadvantaged communities. To achieve NRSA status … Continued

The Potential of Micro-Housing to Expand Affordable Housing Options

December 11, 2014

A coalition in Greensboro is spearheading a campaign that would bring a relatively recent innovation in permanent supportive housing to North Carolina. An outgrowth of the increasingly popular tiny house movement, the development of multiple, standalone units connected to specialized services is gai … Continued

Regulations for Managing Federal Grants (such as CDBG)

May 17, 2011

Eileen Youens is a School of Government faculty member. Community and economic development professionals often rely upon Community Development Block Grants or other federal grants to pay for goods and services. Although no two grants seem to have the same requirements, there is a set of regulations … Continued

Pamlico County Awarded $500,000 in CDGB Funding

February 11, 2011

Suzanne Julian is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration. She is currently working with the STEP leadership team in Pamlico County as part of the Carolina Economic Revitalization Corps program. As some of you may be aware, this past Tuesday Governor Pe … Continued

Grant Obligations Provide Insight Into Communities’ Housing Assets and Impediments

January 6, 2011

Kendra Jensen is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration. She is currently working with the Kerr-Tar Council of Governments through the Carolina Economic Revitalization Corps (CERC) The North Carolina Department of Commerce’s Community Development Block … Continued

CCP assists Yanceyville with Tax Rate Analysis and Community Development Block Grant Process

June 10, 2010

Melvin McDermott III is a graduate student in UNC’s  Master of Public Administration program and a CCP intern working in Caswell County. CCP created a benchmark report for the Town of Yanceyville comparing the tax rates of similar municipalities across North Carolina.  The town used this information … Continued