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Expanding Affordable Housing in NC

Author:  Leigh Anne King, Principal at Clarion Associates This summer, the APA-NC Affordable Housing Task Force was launched with the mission of developing a clearinghouse of information and case studies to assist planners, elected officials, and other housing advocates to expand affordable housing in NC. The Task Force is comprised of a broad array of disciplines and perspectives that work daily to achieve affordable housing in communities across our state. Affordable housing is being defined in the broadest way possible by the Task Force to include a variety of housing needs for residents of NC living in rural, suburban, and urban contexts. Earlier this fall the Task Force asked planners to participate in an online survey to better understand the types of information that planners and other housing advocates need to support their work. Thank you to the nearly 100 planners that filled out the survey! If you did not fill out the survey, but think you have an important strategy or tool to share with NC planners, please contact Leigh Anne King, APA-NC Task Force Co-Chair at We look forward to sharing future updates on the progress of the Task Force work. Happy... read more

2018 General Assembly Election Results (Initial)

The initial results of the 2018 election have been tallied, and there are several changes to note. The following text details the current structure of the General Assembly and the how that may change as election results are certified. Election results are not official until certified by the NC State Board of Elections on 11.16.18.

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Register to hear James and Deborah Fallows Discuss their new book “Our Towns” on November 13

Author: Ashley Williams Clark, UNC Charlotte Urban Institute Director of Outreach & Strategic Partnerships   I am pleased to extend an invitation from the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute for an evening of conversation with James and Deborah Fallows as they discuss their new book, Our Towns. We would be delighted if you and colleagues from can join us November 13th in uptown Charlotte. The event is FREE! Click here to register! The Fallowses’ view of the country — chronicled in Our Towns — is as complex and contradictory as America itself, but it also reflects the energy, generosity, compassion, dreams and determination of many who are in the midst of making things better. This event is part of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute’s two-year Carolinas Urban-Rural Connection project funded by The Duke Endowment. In the spirit of Our Towns, the UI project seeks to find and feature stories of resilience and relationship that will influence the future of the region. For more information, visit We invite you to share this invitation with your networks.... read more

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