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Student Corner: Report: The Unintended Consequences of Housing Finance

April 7, 2016

The Unintended Consequences of Housing Finance is a recent report by the Regional Plan Association that addresses the negative externalities of certain federal housing finance rules, and myriad methods to address these externalities through rule changes and amendments. Perhaps it is not immediately … Read more

Student Corner: Hospital Employee Benefit Program as Neighborhood Revitalization Tool

March 12, 2015

Hospital Employee Home Ownership Programs Large institutions such as colleges and hospitals play important roles in our communities. In addition to their primary educational and medical functions, they are significant community partners and forces of neighborhood revitalization. Hospitals around the … Read more

Student Corner: USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Loan and Grant Program

October 11, 2013

In the Town of Elk Park, a rural mountainous community of 453 residents in western North Carolina, the Town Hall currently operates out of an 80-year-old single-family house. Numerous attempts to update the facility have left the building in a state of non-compliance with the Americans with Disabili … Read more