Affordable housing in Wake County, NC

By on 3.16.22 in Housing

North Carolina is experiencing rapid growth from people moving here from other states. Over the past several years, we have seen increases in both housing and rental prices as well as a shortage of available units in the Triangle region. A 2021 analysis of Chapel Hill’s housing market projects that housing production will need to increase 35 percent to meet projected job and household growth over the next 20 years. And an examination of housing across the country by…

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Guide: Opportunity Youth in NC

By on 9.28.21 in Education

When the myFutureNC state dashboard launched in February 2020, we tracked an indicator called “disconnected youth,” which we defined as the percent of North Carolina’s 16-19-year-olds who were neither in school or working full or part time. The definition focused on the 16-19 age range because that was the age range used by the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey in their subject table. (Specifically, we were looking at the 5-Year ACS in Table B14005:…

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