What @sog_ced is reading online: April 2018

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 Carolina:

News & Observer article shows how much the City of Raleigh is paying to subsidize affordable housing at various projects. http://bit.ly/2HmNcSQ 

Background information and list of North Carolina’s designated “opportunity zones” – http://bit.ly/2Fl3So0 .

Other CED items:                                           

Study of national data shows that school choice accelerates gentrification. Housing advocates suggest that wealthier families may be more open to moving to low income neighborhoods when they aren’t required to attend the neighborhood school. https://theatln.tc/2EcH1u4

U.S. Treasury memo recommends modifying CRA (Community Reinvestment Act) regulations that require banks to serve their communities. The Treasury proposes updating the definition of assessment areas to reflect modern banking, with the hope that this would benefit more communities. http://bit.ly/2GEEvmL 

The National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) provides a good explanation of unemployment data and the impact on wages, with special attention to construction wages. http://bit.ly/2HZIjMJ

Upjohn Institute examines the long term economic cost of offering business relocation incentives; finds employment gains occur in short term, but long term effect on unemployment is minor. http://bit.ly/2r68iKg

Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….” https://ced.sog.unc.edu/what-sog_ced-is-reading-online-march-2018/

Compiled by Marcia Perritt                                                          

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