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Chapel Hill, N.C. — Center for Community Capital research assistant Laura Turner has been awarded the Enterprise Community Investment Inc.’s Affordable Housing Award for 2008.

Enterprise Community Investment Inc., a leading real estate investment services company for affordable housing and community development, presents this award each year to a student who has shown commitment to the issue of affordable housing.

Turner is a master’s student in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of City and Regional Planning conducting her master’s research on homeownership conversion as a preservation strategy for Low Income Housing Tax Credit properties.

At the Center for Community Capital, she is researching the preservation of small-scale Low Income Housing Tax Credit properties in the state of North Carolina. Some of her other research has been focused on socially responsible venture capital investing and manufactured housing mortgage products.

The UNC Center for Community Capital is the leading center for research and policy analysis on the transformative power of capital on households and communities in the United States. The Center’s in-depth analyses help policymakers, advocates and the private sector find sustainable ways to expand economic opportunity to more people, more effectively. For more information, visit

Topics(s): Affordable Homeownership, Mortgage Finance
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