Housing and community development encompass an ever-evolving and growing range of concerns. Local economies brace for the impact of a sweeping national recession; restructuring of what constitutes a “family” redefines the need for social services; and government assistance programs emerge, change and disappear. Housing and community development planners must stay on top of the insurmountable, to consider everything in the broad range of public and private programs and then to be shrewd and flexible enough to adapt.
This edition of Carolina Planning focuses on housing and community development issues, an area to which we admittedly have not devoted enough coverage in the past. We have assembled articles representing the concerns of many interest groups; however, there were many more we would have liked to include.
Editors: John P. Gliebe, Margaret C. Stewart, John M. Anton, and Steven J. Stichter,
A digital version of this issue is available here.
|THE CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN: THE RTC’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM AND ITS FIRST NORTH CAROLINA AUCTION
Spence, David; Levy, Sharon
This article examines the Resolution Trust Corporations Affordable Housing Disposition Program, using a Research Triangle Park auction case study as an example of its workings and success.
|PROMOTING AFFORDABLE HOUSING THROUGH LAND USE PLANNING
Ketcham, Paul; Siegel, Scot
1000 Friends of Oregon advocates discusses affordable housing measures under the state’s Land Use Planning Program. Metropolitan Portland’s experience and results from a 1990 housing study are discussed.
|CENTRAL AMERICAN REFUGEE PLANNING
|COORDINATING HOUSING AND SOCIAL SERVICES: THE NEW IMPERATIVE
Rohe, William; Stegman, Michael
Rohe & Stegman discuss the need for self sufficiency programs, their logic, and the Department of Housing’s experience with them. Charlotte’s Gateway Housing program is evaluated as a case study.