North Carolina’s Research Triangle is booming, driving strong job creation and population growth. Yet the region’s affordable housing stock is shrinking. In November 2019, the Leonard W. Wood Center for Real Estate Studies and our Kenan Scholars Program co-hosted "Investing in Affordable Housing Symposium: Private Market Solutions to the Triangle’s Affordable Housing Shortage." The symposium focused on the private market production and preservation of affordable housing to ensure workers can live and invest in the communities where they work. The event brought together the region’s top developers, financiers, government officials and nonprofit professionals to be part of the conversation on developing new and sustainable solutions to address the Triangle’s affordable housing shortage.