What @sog_ced is reading online: April 2020

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:

New report by Carolina Small Business that highlights the extent of the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses in NC. Brief is here: bit.ly/2Jt90Ln or full report here.

How Belmont is helping small businesses with loan program: https://bit.ly/3c73KJK

CED items:

2008 Great Recession led to significant housing vacancy and abandonment. Center for  Community Progress post describes causes of vacancy and suggests local government interventions to prevent post-COVID vacancy. bit.ly/2RXKkPz

Other:

Good post by Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies on big picture trends and upcoming housing challenge – the number of people living alone in their 80s and 90s is set to soar. https://bit.ly/2ySYWJi

Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….” March 2020

 

Compiled by Sara Cockerham

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