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Three experts from the UNC Center for Community Capital will discuss homeownership’s impact and homeowner decision-making at the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management’s fall conference Nov. 6-7 in Albuquerque, N.M.

Presenting their research findings are:

  • Research director Mark R. Lindblad, discussing “Impacts of the Financial Crisis on Attitudes Toward Homeownership and Home Purchase Decisions: A Longitudinal Analysis.”
  • Graduate research assistant Kevin A. Park, discussing “Can Distressed Neighborhoods be Saved? Evidence from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.”
  • Senior research economist Sarah F. Riley, discussing “The Home Maintenance and Improvement Decisions of Low-Income Homeowners.”

APPAM’s 2014 fall conference will focus on the theme, “Global Challenges, New Perspectives.” It will convene thought leaders from a wide range of disciplines (such as public policy, social policy, public administration, management, economics, sociology, education, public health, social work, psychology, statistics, history, political science, environmental sciences, science and technology, and others) and countries discussing what can be done to address challenges policymakers face around the world.

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, Impacts of Homeownership, Mortgage Finance
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