Housing Affairs Letter

North Carolina

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Surge In Eminent Domain Legislation

Lawmakers in three states confront the political vagaries of eminent domain law as the new legislative sessions begin. Idaho, Montana and North Carolina launch their efforts eight years after the U.S. Supreme Court in Kelo v. New London upended decades of legal precedent by allowing government to seize private property for private profit and

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(RENTAL INSPECTIONS) Rental Housing Inspections Nixed

North Carolina state lawmakers, led by a Republican majority, ban local routine inspections of rental housing units. Only a reasonable cause to believe that unsafe or unsanitary conditions exist can trigger a local inspection

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(HOUSING POLICY) Charlotte OKs Affordable Housing Plan

Government subsidized housing in Charlotte, NC will be capped at 15% in each of the city's neighborhood statistical areas (NSAs) under a new affordable housing policy adopted by the city council. The new Housing

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(TOXIC DRYWALL) Toxic Drywall Ruled Out In Deaths

Public works officials at Fort Bragg, NC find no evidence that the deaths of 10 children who lived in base housing were related to toxic Chinese drywall. Base investigators have not been able to pinpoint

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(AFFORDABLE HOUSING) Charlotte Seeks Housing Bond Approval

Voters in Charlotte, NC are being asked to approve a ballot question calling for a $15 million bond issue to invest in affordable housing. City officials say the community faces a shortage of more than

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(DEVELOPMENT) Public Housing Sale To Developer

Wilmington Housing Authority is given a green light from HUD to sell its Nesbitt Courts public housing project in the North Carolina city to a private developer. The department declared that the $1.6 million

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(INVESTIGATION) Housing Authority Probe Likely

HUD is mulling an investigation into the Wilmington Housing Authority regarding the 2005 purchase of an apartment complex in the North Carolina city. HUD will look into possible conflicts of

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(PUBLIC HOUSING) New Public Housing Resisted

Hundreds of homeowners in Charlotte, NC oppose development of a seven-acre plot of land in south Charlotte into public housing. The land owners say the housing would not fit into the rural, farm-like

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(CONDOMINIUMS) Sec. 8 Move Irks Condo Owners

A move by the Greensboro Housing Authority in North Carolina to take control of a condominium complex angers owners in the 24-unit, two-building development. Individual buyers purchased 10 of

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(PUBLIC HOUSING) PHA Scatters Affordable Housing Efforts

Following precedents set in other cities in the wake of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, the Charlotte Housing Authority maps an aggressive plan to buy and rehabilitate

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