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CCC Wins NC TraCS Award

Higher Education

The UNC Center for Community Capital is pleased to receive an award from the NC TraCS Institute for the 121st cycle of the TraCS $2K pilot grants. Molly DeMarco (with the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention) and Jess Dorrance will work on a project entitled, “Addressing Basic Needs Security in College Students in North Carolina: A Formative Study.”

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Carolina Inequality Lab launches

Economic Mobility, Financial Inclusion

Inequality is back on the national agenda. Over the past decade, the growing gap between the haves and have-nots in health, economic opportunity, educational outcomes, and other areas has taken on greater urgency among advocates, researchers, and policymakers. While groups like Occupy Wall Street and political candidates across the ideological spectrum have made national economic inequality a central theme in their platforms, cities have also become important hubs of action … Continued

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Announcing Public Use CAPS Data

Affordable Homeownership, Community Advantage Program

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 … 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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Director Quercia Quoted in “The Never-Ending Foreclosure”

Affordable Homeownership, Default, Bankruptcy, & Foreclosure

  Our Director, Roberto Quercia, was recently quoted in “The Never-Ending Foreclosure,” a story by Alana Semuels in The Atlantic. Professor Quercia’s remarks on foreclosure highlight the non-financial impacts of losing a home: One of the reasons that Professor Quercia knows about these impacts is through our decades-long project, the Community Advantage Program Study. The research behind the conclusions mentioned in the article is collected in our most recent book, A Place Called Home (published … Continued

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CCC Hosts Convening on #HousingFinCap

In November, the Center for Community Capital hosted a convening for field partners working to integrate financial capability work with affordable housing, in partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley, and Prosperity Now. The convening was meant to help field partners learn from each other about how integrating financial capability services in affordable housing can empower residents’ financial health. In attendance were representatives from the New York City Office of Financial Empowerment, … Continued

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CCC Research Featured in Symposium on Community Reinvestment Act

Center Director Roberto Quercia and Senior Economist Sarah Riley were featured this month in a special Cityscape symposium, edited by Carolina Reid, on the Community Reinvestment Act. The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), passed by Congress in 1977, requires commercial banks and savings institutions to help meet the credit needs of borrowers in their communities, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. The CRA has been controversial since its enactment, with calls for both repealing and expanding it. Their article, “Bridging the … Continued

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UNC Center for Community Capital receives $1 million investment from JPMorgan Chase to increase financial health in under-resourced communities

Economic Mobility, Financial Inclusion

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s UNC Center for Community Capital has received a $1.05 million grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co. to develop innovative strategies and solutions that help under-resourced communities become more vibrant and economically inclusive across the nation. “This research will help us better understand how strategic community investments can enhance lifetime opportunities for low- and moderate-income families,” said Lucy Gorham, the center’s executive director. … Continued

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Research Update: Latino housing faces barriers, represents major untapped market, new study shows

Affordable Homeownership

North Carolina’s 800,000 Latinos represent the fastest-growing segment of the population and a significant potential market for the housing industry, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill report in a new study. But a range of obstacles inhibit homeowner and renter markets from growing, researchers said in the study, The State of Latino Housing in North Carolina 2015. Given the state’s aging native-born population, the much-younger Latino … Continued

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Research Update: Latino housing faces barriers, represents major untapped market, new study shows

Affordable Homeownership, Housing Policy, Mortgage Finance

North Carolina’s 800,000 Latinos represent the fastest-growing segment of the population and a significant potential market for the housing industry, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill report in a new study.