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Housing Call notes 10-29-19

Thank you for joining us on the Housing Call this week. Our next Housing Call will be on Tuesday, November 5 at 9:30am. See below for this week’s call notes and let us know if you have a community update you’d like us to share on the next call.

NC News

Charlotte Observer – ‘One job should be enough’: How Charlotte’s low-wage jobs make housing unaffordable

Raleigh News & Observer – “Fighting against rising housing cost”

ABC 11 – Economic report shows booming growth in Raleigh but can people afford to live downtown?

HUD Webinar on CDBG Mitigation – Wed 10/30 @ 3pm

National News

Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA) 

Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Public Housing

Increased Flood Disclosure in Texas


UNC Press, Peter Salins, Housing America’s Poor

Urban Land Institute – Short-term Rentals and the Effects on Housing Affordability

Fannie Mae  – Multifamily Housing Market Commentary August 2019 

Urban Institute – Disrupting Food Insecurity 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina White Paper

The foundation affiliated with Blue Cross of North Carolina has commissioned a white paper that describes existing investment vehicles for affordable housing in North Carolina. They recognize that there are locally based healthcare organizations that are interested in investing in affordable housing but do not understand the spectrum and nature of such investment opportunities. The goal of the scan is to address that knowledge gap with the intention of spurring investment in affordable housing, and it will be in the form of a published white paper. The study is being conducted by Maryanne Speroni. If your organization is currently fundraising and has not yet spoken with Maryanne, please reach out to her at by October 31.

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