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Publication Date

March 2014


Mark R. Lindblad, Qing Feng, Roberto G. Quercia, Sarah Riley


Ford Foundation


We provide an update of the Community Advantage Panel Survey (CAPS) data collection activities that occurred in 2013 and describe our data collection plans for 2014.

We first summarize the CAPS data collection progress and then consider upcoming survey plans, attrition concerns, and the extent to which 2013 survey completers are representative of baseline respondents and other Self-Help Community Advantage Program (CAP) borrowers.

We find that males continue to be the most likely to attrit from the survey. Furthermore, for the owners sample, we find that this effect is most pronounced for black males and males who had never been married at baseline.

Race remains a significant predictor of attrition for the renters sample, with Hispanics significantly less likely to respond.



Topics(s): Affordable Homeownership, Community Advantage Program, Mortgage Finance, Other, Research Design