The Importance of the 2020 Census

The Importance of the 2020 Census

What is the Census?   The census is a constitutionally mandated count of every person living in the United States occurring every decade. Each state’s population impacts redistricting and the allocation of congressional seats. Census data affects our ability to ensure...
Fair Housing Mini-Series Part II: Redlining

Fair Housing Mini-Series Part II: Redlining

What is RedliningRedlining forever shaped America’s residential patterns. The Homeowners Loan Corporation (HOLC), created as part of the New Deal to refinance home mortgages in default due to the 1929 crash, evaluated neighborhoods and broke them into four “lending...

Fair Housing Act

This advocacy mini-series will cover different aspects of the Fair Housing Act and how this legislation shaped the American housing landscape.What is the Fair Housing ActThe Fair Housing Act prevents discrimination in housing (rental and homeownership) based on seven...

March 2019 Advocacy Blog: Housing Vouchers

Welcome to CASA’s new Advocacy Blog!  We’ll use this space to talk about housing issues in the news that matter to the people we serve. Our first topic?  Housing vouchers. What is a housing voucher? Nearly 60,000 low-income households in North Carolina use...