Kate Davidoff and Jennifer Medina reflect on the Prosperity Now + Center for Community Capital convening in November 2017. Affordable housing experts gathered to discuss how we can leverage housing as a platform for boosting financial health and well-being.
Higher Ed Hierarchy
Students across the United States graduate with, on average, $30,000 of student loan debt, which can take years — sometimes decades — to pay off. How this affects the Latino community, specifically, is an under-reported story. But the UNC Center for Community Capital has partnered with UnidosUS in an effort to change that. On a cold February day in 2017, near the lower west side of Chicago, Ana sits … Continued
The Atlantic | The Never-Ending Foreclosure
Alana Semuels quotes our Director, Dr. Roberto Quercia, in an article on how the foreclosure crisis has had a lasting effect on lower-income families. Quercia’s remarks on foreclosure highlight the non-financial impacts of losing a home.
International Business Times | 350 Percent Interest Rate? Senators Bankrolled By Payday Lenders Can Live With That
Alex Kotch references a 2007 study conducted by the Center. Our researchers found that the absence of storefront payday lending has not made a significant impact on credit availability in North Carolina.
Stanford Social Innovation Review | Disrupting the Disruptors: Collaborating to Advance Financial Health Through Technology
Ryan Falvey & Colleen Briggs reflect on lessons learned thus far from CFSI’s Financial Solutions Lab (FinLab). Their insights are in part drawn from our Center’s report that documents the key elements of success for the FinLab’s design and management.