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Struggles are real’ for released offenders – and so are the chances for success

The Winston-Salem Chronicle

“The struggles are real,” an audience member at a recent statewide conference on reentry said of the challenges that released offenders and those who work with them face. 

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Dr. Monica D. Guillory wins an award


Dr. Monica D. Guillory presented a paper at the 2022 Small Business Institute (SBI) conference. The mission of the Small Business Institute® is to be the premier provider of professional development for those engaged in experiential student team consulting and related entrepreneurship education, research, and activities.

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Atkins CDC sets model for scaling up workforce housing

The Winston-Salem Chronicle

Carol Davis and Virginia Hardesty walked down Hardesty Lane, just off Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Winston-Salem. The street had once sagged, but is now graced by several new houses of first-time homebuyers, thanks to the efforts of Davis and Hardesty.

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CSEM and New America participate in national panel on little understood housing issue


A co-sponsored event by New America and CSEM led with some of the startling findings from our joint report on the collapse of real estate values in East Winston. Other participants included The Wall Street Journal, Pew Charitable Trust, Urban Institute, Piedmont Federal Savings Bank and Hurry Home. Panelists discussed what’s happened to the small mortgage market, and how it could be affecting our most impoverished neighborhoods in terms of stagnating property values. Solutions to this are also addressed.

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Kernersville development is blueprint for scaling up workforce housing

The Winston-Salem Chronicle

In the early 2000s, Deidris Reynolds, a hospital secretary, was living in an apartment in southern Winston-Salem. Crime was rampant. She wanted to buy her first home in a safe neighborhood for her three young boys.

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CSEM/New America’s long-awaited report released to the public


“The Lending Hole at the Bottom of the Market: Why Millions of Homebuyers Can’t Get Small Mortgages” is a long awaited report that has been released after a year long research effort by a CSEM/New America team. It combines rigorous data analysis with qualitative interviews to highlight a little understood problem affecting the American dream.

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Don Flow ready to join movement to scale-up affordable housing

The Winston-Salem Chronicle

Don Flow knows a bit about scaling up operations, having helped expand his family business to 44 automotive dealerships spread across ten cities. He also has a passion for meeting a looming crisis for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, that of creating thousands of units of affordable, or workforce, housing over the next decade. 

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CSEM takes part in festival highlighting city’s best innovators 


Winston-Salem is increasingly known as a city revitalizing with innovative initiatives, from biotech to music to education. The CSEM team is proud to be a bedrock of that through its groundbreaking research.

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