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Housing Call Notes 10-15-19

Thank you for joining us on the Housing Call this week. Our next Housing Call will be on Tuesday, October 22 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

Analysis using recent HUD data shows 2 NC cities among top 48 nation-wide in growing homelessness:  Raleigh (#41), CLT #17
Sheltering the homeless: These 48 major US cities face growing homeless populations

Fayetteville – City council asked staff to study the use of tiny homes to house the homeless combined with work programs

FEMA denies Dorian assistance to 4 counties

NCORR – CDBG-MIT public hearings
Meeting Announcement

  • Tonight (Tuesday 10/15) @ 6pm – Edgecomb County (Tarboro)
  • Wednesday 10/16 @ 6pm – New Bern (Pam will be there)

Property insurance rates going up in coastal counties 

Contact your General Assembly representatives about WHLP funding. Find their contact info here.

National News

Beto O’Rourke’s Housing Plan

Michael Bennett’s Housing Plan 

Debate tonight @ 8PM on CNN: NLIHC Debate Watch Guide

3-bill package from Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) on affordable housing in rural areas 

Supreme Court has been asked to hear case on legality of Inclusionary Zoning

Writ of Certiorari – Cherk Family Trust v. County of Marin

Comments due on Friday 10/18 regarding HUD proposed changes Disparate Impact. Submit comments here.

Reports/Resources:

NYU Furman Center’s Local Housing Solutions 

NLIHC Fact Sheets on impact of disasters on housing

Enterprise Guide to rebuilding in hurricane-prone areas

Forbes – Affordable Housing is Not Cheap Housing

The Surprising Role Landlords (and Philanthropy) in Promoting Children’s Health

Latino Rental Housing Affordability

Asheville/Buncombe County Report

Affordable Housing Reports:

Asheville Report

Cary Report

Charlotte Report

Durham Report

Greensboro Report

High Point Report

Raleigh Report

Wilmington Report

Recommended read

Policy Update 10-2-19

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