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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

Catalyzing Inclusion: Financial Technology and the Underserved

October 10, 2017

The growth of fintech and the increasing adoption of digital financial services by consumers introduces new opportunities to increase access to financial services. However, a significant expansion of financial inclusion is not an inevitable outcome. Making fintech a true catalyst … 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.