Affordable Housing Update – RAD: What you need to know

Affordable Housing Update – RAD: What you need to know

Public housing plays a vital role in affordable housing programs throughout the United States.  Unfortunately, these programs have been underfunded for many years, resulting in a delay of necessary maintenance and repairs for public housing. This delay creates unsafe...
The LGC calendar for 2018

The LGC calendar for 2018

We now have the official calendar for meetings of the Local Government Commission for 2018. We thought a table might be handy. Along with the meeting dates, this table shows the dates 28 days prior to the meeting, because generally the Commission staff wants a fairly...
Alternatives for Municipal Financing for Community Dams

Alternatives for Municipal Financing for Community Dams

There are over 3200 dams in North Carolina, and many of these are owned and maintained by smaller entities that may not have the resources to take care of the dams the way they need to be taken care of. And so after time, an inspection may show that the dam needs...
SO WHAT’S ALL THIS ABOUT “GREEN BONDS”?

SO WHAT’S ALL THIS ABOUT “GREEN BONDS”?

Most folks want to do what’s best for the environment (whatever they think that might be), and many companies and local governments want to be known for doing good things for the environment.  To tap into those environmental sensibilities, we have seen the emergence...