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Carolina Inequality Lab launches

April 22, 2019

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 … Continued

The Importance of Empathy

June 7, 2018

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 … Continued

Interactive, Multi-Media StoryMaps Showcase New Report

June 5, 2018

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 … Continued

Assessing and Promoting Opportunity: Executive Summary

May 21, 2018

This report provides an overview of the findings and recommendations in Assessing and Promoting Opportunity in Low- and Moderate-Income Communities: Findings from New Orleans and San Francisco. The UNC Center for Community Capital (CCC) partnered with JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC) for … Continued

The Potential for Savings Accounts to Protect Young-Adult Households from Unsecured Debt in Periods of Macroeconomic Stability and Decline

March 12, 2016

This article tests the association between a savings account and debt in the lives of American young adults during periods of macroeconomic stability and decline and finds that a savings account may help young adults invest in their debt by entering better, healthier credit markets and avoiding riskier ones, especially during bad economic times.