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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:

The newly formed Charlotte Journalism Collaborative will take an in-depth look at Charlotte’s #affordablehousing situation over the next year, including possible solutions in new zoning and planning tools, and new ideas for funding affordable housing. Read more here:

This opinion piece celebrates Greensboro affordable housing approach: “first community in North Carolina to establish a permanent community of tiny houses.” Read more here:

Other CED items:                                   

This Institutional Investor article asks, “Is Anyone Actually Investing in Opportunity Zone Funds?” Read it here:

Here is an optimistic but thoughtful look at the potential of Opportunity Zones for operating businesses as “second wave” (after real estate investment in OZs is saturated in first wave).


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

Compiled by Francine Stefan                                                       

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