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 data provided by approximately 5,000 low- and moderate–income homeowners and renters during the period of 2003-2014. The UNC Center for Community Capital has overseen CAPS data collection with generous funding from the Ford Foundation and currently serves as the CAPS data custodian.

In November 2017, at the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management’s Conference, economist Sarah Riley present an overview of the public use data for the first time (Quercia & Riley’s conference paper may be found here). Today, the Center for Community Capital released the data through the Carolina Digital Repository for public use. Researchers interested in using the data can read more about how to obtain datasets, what is included within the data, and more on on our website here.

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