July 7, 2022 -
A U.S. House subcommittee recently held a hearing on how institutional investors' fast-expanding ownership of single-family rental homes is making affordable housing less accessible for renters and first-time homebuyers. Black neighborhoods and Southern metros are among those with the greatest share of investor ownership of single-family rentals.
May 8, 2015 -
A new study found that the U.S. foreclosure crisis not only displaced 9 million people from their homes but also led to a dramatic increase in neighborhood segregation along racial lines.
June 17, 2013 -
Former employees of Charlotte, N.C.-based Bank of America gave sworn statements that the bank lied to homeowners, denied loan modifications for bogus reasons and rewarded employees for sending homeowners to foreclosure.
February 12, 2013 -
Last week, the Obama administration formalized the legal standard it has used to enforce fair housing laws and hold banks accountable for discriminating against minorities. Here’s an overview of key cases from the foreclosure crisis.
November 13, 2012 -
Properties that draw their drinking water from wells lose as much as a quarter of their value when natural gas drilling takes place within a mile. The finding has important implications for North Carolina, where fracking may be coming soon to rural communities that rely on well water.
March 30, 2010 -
Economic woes put North Carolina counties in danger of undercount in 2010 Census
Study ranks 100 N.C. counties by risk level of losing millions of dollars in federal funds due to job losses, housing crisis