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Dispatches

Carolina Inequality Lab launches

Inequality is back on the national agenda. Over the past decade, the growing gap between the haves and have-nots in health, economic opportunity, educational outcomes, and other areas has taken on greater urgency among advocates, researchers, and policymakers. While groups … Continued

When Saving Really Isn’t Saving and Why This Isn’t Bad

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts related to our work around housing and opportunity. To learn more about this project, check out the first blog post, the second blog post, the third blog post, the full report, the Executive … Continued

Announcing Public Use CAPS Data

The Center for Community Capital is thrilled to announce the launch of a de-identified, public use version of the Community Advantage Panel Survey (CAPS). This survey, the basis of much of the Center’s research over the past decade, comprises 11 years of panel survey … Continued

Weathering the Storm: Affordable Housing in New Orleans 12 Years after Katrina

This is the third in a series of blog posts related to our work around housing and opportunity. To learn more about this project, check out the first blog post, the second blog post, the full report, the Executive Summary, or our interactive StoryMaps. The … Continued

Recent Publications

“Was It Worth It:” The Complexities and Contradictions in Assessing the Value of Higher Education

Higher education is widely considered to be a wise investment in the United States today. However, this belief may hide … Continued

The Impact of Student Loan Debt on Household Financial Health: Methodological and Technical Appendix

With funding from MetLife Foundation, the Center for Community Capital (CCC) at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill … Continued

Online Platforms and Tools to Support Financial Coaching and Counseling

A growing number of digital tools exist today to enable and support financial coaching and counseling. We evaluate a selection … Continued

Expanding Small Dollar Lending for Immigrants

“To fully integrate into American society and achieve economic security, immigrants need access to high-quality affordable financial products, including small … Continued

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