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Student Corner: 50 Years of HUD: Choice Neighborhoods

November 12, 2015

In recognition of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s 50th anniversary, the CED blog is highlighting a couple of HUD’s newest programs that cities can use to help spur revitalization in distressed neighborhoods. One of these programs is Choice Neighborhoods. Choice Neighborhoods … Continued

Student Corner: Leveraging anchor institutions: A new land bank model in Chapel Hill

April 16, 2015

Across the country, local governments are increasingly embracing land banking as a key strategy to catalyze and control the revitalization of their vacant and abandoned properties. As described in this post on the CED blog, North Carolina local governments can cobble together the statutory authority … Continued

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 … Continued

Student Corner: CDFIs and Affordable Housing

February 5, 2015

This post is part of our series on North Carolina CDFIs. CDFIs are financial institutions that expand access to capital in low-wealth and underserved communities in order to foster economic development and revitalization. See previous posts in the series: an overview of the role of CDFIs in North Ca … Continued