Announcing Public Use CAPS Data

November 2, 2017

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 … Continued

Mat Despard Joins CCC as Executive Director

September 15, 2017

It is with great pleasure that the UNC Center for Community Capital announces the appointment of Mathieu R. Despard as our new Executive Director, effective October 1, 2017. Mathieu Despard will be joining the Center after serving as an Assistant Professor at the University of … Continued

CCC Research Featured in Symposium on Community Reinvestment Act

August 23, 2017

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 … Continued

FinLab Report Featured by the Stanford Social Innovation Review

February 10, 2017

The Center for Community Capital’s evaluation of the Financial Solutions Lab, or FinLab, a report produced in partnership with the Center for Financial Services Innovation, was the subject of a piece in the Stanford Social Innovation Review on February 9, 2017. … Continued

MAGIC Mojo: Leveraging Impulsivity to Encourage Saving

July 20, 2015

Nearly all consumers make occasional impulse purchases and, generally speaking, enjoy doing so. While saving money may also be enjoyable, that enjoyment may be delayed, often far into the future, when savings are needed or used. Developers of a pilot … Continued