Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Carolina Planning Vol. 19 Issue 2, 1994
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The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) was enacted in 1977 to deter redlining, the practice of excluding minority, inner-city and low-income communities from access to credit. Warren studies the CRA's use and its effect in North Carolina.
The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, the purpose of which was to bring persons with disabilities under the protection of the Fair Housing Act and to promise them equal housing opportunity, has been appreciated slowly in NC communities.
A study by the author evaluates NC financial institutions' lending to minority and low-income households. Skillern proposes using Home Mortgage Disclosure Act requirements to gauge an institution's lending performance and to detect racial bias in lending.
Passage of the 1991 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) gave NC a much greater role in planning and funding transportation projects. However, Bonk argues that the Department of Transportation's handling of ISTEA has been limiting.
There are concerns about environmental degradation and about the relationship between industrial development and the health of the environment. Government intervention and promotion of technological innovation in the matter is nothing new. This article presents the study of technology-forcing policies in the development of emissions technology for mobile sources under the 1970 Clean Air Act.