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What @sog_ced is reading online: March 2021

March 31, 2021

The following are articles and reports on the web that the Community and Economic Development Program at the UNC School of Government shared through social media over the past month. Follow us on twitter or facebook to receive regular updates.   Items of interest related to CED in North Carolin … Continued

What @sog_ced is reading online: February 2021

February 26, 2021

The following are articles and reports on the web that the Community and Economic Development Program at the UNC School of Government shared through social media over the past month. Follow us on twitter or facebook to receive regular updates.   Items of interest related to CED in North Carolin … Continued

Land Revitalization and Brownfield Grants

July 23, 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Program has the power to transform communities. Since 1995, the federal program has assessed over 30,000 properties and designated 92,000 acres for anticipated reuse. North Carolina has been working in tandem under state statute since 1997, and has i … Continued

Asset Building and the Shrinking Middle Class

September 13, 2016

The shrinking middle class is a continuing theme in the political discourse this election season. This comes as no surprise because what it means to be middle class is at the heart of the American Dream.  As the White House Task Force on the Middle Class led by Vice President Biden noted, being midd … Continued

Tools for financing development in revitalization areas: HUD Multifamily Loan Products

March 8, 2016

Many people are familiar with HUD FHA mortgage insurance programs for single-family housing. These programs insure mortgages for lenders providing loans to single-family home borrowers and have been a significant driver in shaping the housing and mortgage markets in the United States over the last 8 … Continued

Arts-based Community & Economic Redevelopment: Artist Relocation Programs

November 14, 2013

How can we build on our existing assets to revitalize our downtown? How can we attract new residents and entrepreneurs into distressed areas? How can we encourage the kind of culture and vitality that keeps young professionals in our downtown? Many North Carolina towns are asking themselves these qu … Continued

Using a Redevelopment Area to Attract Private Investment

November 20, 2012

The neighborhood of Doherty Heights has seen better days. Once a vibrant residential neighborhood that was home to families and retail businesses close to the downtown core, Doherty Heights is now better known for its vacant storefronts and dilapidated houses. The majority of the city’s housing code … Continued

A Bright Future: An Expanding After-School Program Discussing Launch of a Yanceyville Office

July 8, 2010

Melvin McDermott III is a graduate student in UNC’s  Master of Public Administration program and a CCP intern working in Caswell County. Yanceyville Town Staff recently renovated an old industrial building to house all the operations of the town.  CCP Interns showed up at the new building in late Ma … Continued

A Necessary Investment

June 11, 2010

Fredrick Davis is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning. He is currently working with North Carolina’s Northeast Commission in Edenton as part of the Carolina Economic Revitalization Corps program. North Carolina’s Northeast Commission is compris … Continued

From Economic Development to Community Revitalization in Lenoir

June 9, 2010

Andrew Guinn is a graduate student in the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning and a CCP intern working in Caswell and Lenoir Counties. When driving into Kinston, it is almost impossible to overlook the two most important outcomes of recent economic development efforts in Lenoir County.  US- … Continued