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UNC Center for Community Capital director Roberto G. Quercia will discuss housing finance reform Thursday Feb. 20 at the Southern Municipal Finance Society Public Policy and Municipal Finance Conference in Charlotte.

Quercia joins a panel discussing how public policy is affecting municipal finance and how tax legislation, housing finance reform, the federal government’s spending plans and regulatory changes may affect the mortgage finance market and housing bond issues.

His remarks are based on a study, Access & Sustainability for First Time Homebuyers: Evolving Role of State Housing Finance Agencies, co-authored with Stephanie Moulton of Ohio State University.

Joining Quercia on the panel will be Robert Kucab, executive director of the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency and Thomas Caine, president of Caine Mitter. Garth Reiman, director of Housing Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives for the National Council of State Housing Agencies, will moderate. The panel begins at 1:45 p.m.

Mortgage finance is a key area of study for the UNC Center for Community Capital, the leading center for research and policy analysis on the transformative power of capital on households and communities in the United States. Part of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the center offers data and analysis that helps policymakers, advocates and the private sector find sustainable ways to expand economic opportunity to more people more effectively. For more information, visit or call (919) 843-2140.


Topics(s): Affordable Homeownership, Housing Policy, Mortgage Finance
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