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Remembering that I Belong

The Center for Community Capital on occasion publishes blog posts written by CCC Graduate Fellows. This post, written by Janel Burns (MSW 2020), is a reflection on how impostor syndrome can be a major barrier to academic and professional success for many, but especially for women and people of color. I don’t know about your inner voice, but mine tells a lot of lies. “Not good enough.” “Poser.” “You’re deceiving … Continued

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

Debt & Credit, Financial Inclusion, Savings & Asset-Building

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 Summary, or our interactive StoryMaps. The views and opinions expressed in the report and this blog post are those of the Center for Community Capital and do not necessarily reflect the views … Continued

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

Affordable Homeownership

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 views and opinions expressed in the report and this blog post are those of the Center for Community Capital and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of JPMorgan … Continued

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The Importance of Empathy

Affordable Homeownership, Economic Mobility, Financial Inclusion

This is the second 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 full report, the Executive Summary, or our interactive StoryMaps. The views and opinions expressed in the report and this blog post are those of the Center for Community Capital and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of JPMorgan Chase & Co. … Continued

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Interactive, Multi-Media StoryMaps Showcase New Report

Affordable Homeownership, Economic Mobility, Financial Inclusion

The UNC Center for Community Capital is excited to announce the release of an interactive, multimedia overview of the intersection between housing and opportunity in both the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco and the Gentilly area of New Orleans. Check out the new, user-friendly and compelling StoryMaps here (for San Francisco) and here (for New Orleans).     The StoryMaps feature research and findings from the Center’s recent report, Assessing … Continued

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Behind the Numbers: Access to Opportunity in Potrero Terrace and Annex

Affordable Homeownership, Economic Mobility

This is the first in a series of blog posts related to our work around housing and opportunity. To learn more about this project, check out the full report, the Executive Summary, our other blog posts, or our interactive StoryMaps. The views and opinions expressed in the report and this blog post are those of the Center for Community Capital and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of JPMorgan … Continued

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What We’ve Learned About Providing Financial Services with Affordable Housing

Affordable Homeownership, Financial Inclusion, Financial Services Industry, Savings & Asset-Building

This is the second entry in a series of blog posts created in collaboration with Prosperity Now’s Affordable Housing team about the role of financial capability services in affordable housing to help more low- and moderate-income households—with an emphasis on those of color—achieve financial security, wealth and prosperity. The first post looked at a promising program to boost economic opportunity for families living in publicly-assisted housing. This post can also … Continued

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Navigating the Career Journey: 5 Professionals Share Their Advice With Our Fellows

Photos from the CCC Fellows’ professional development panel on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018. One of the best things about getting involved with the Center for Community Capital as a student is being able to make connections with experts in the field. Last week, our CCC Fellows received a visit from a panel of professionals, including Lucy Gorham, Robin Howarth, Antoine Marshall, Mark McDaniel, and Rachel Eberhard. In dialogue with the students and each … Continued

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Housing Leaders Come Together to Identify Opportunities to Build Financial Capability

This post was originally published by Prosperity Now, an organization with a mission to ensure everyone in our country has a clear path to financial stability, wealth and prosperity. The report that it references is forthcoming by the Center for Community Capital, but a field scan on housing organizations working to build financial capability was published in January 2018 and can be found here.  Insights from the field and emerging research show that families relying on housing services face … Continued

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Spotlight on Dr. Kevin Park

In our Team Spotlight series, we share stories about members of our team, both past and present. Dr. Kevin Park is an economist at the Office of Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He formerly worked at the Center for Community Capital as a graduate research assistant. For more in this series, see our spotlight on Dr. Allison Freeman. Kevin Park first heard about … Continued