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February 10, 2017
FinLab Report Featured by the Stanford Social Innovation Review

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. The article, “Disrupting the Disruptors–Collaborating to Advance Financial Health Through Technology,” details the importance and success of the FinLab program.

2015 Latino Housing Study cover

February 22, 2016
Research Update: Latino housing faces barriers, represents major untapped market, new study shows

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.

February 17, 2016
UNC Center for Community Capital receives $1 million investment from JPMorgan Chase to increase financial health in under-resourced communities

The 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.

MAGIC Mojo report cover

September 24, 2015
MAGIC Mogo: Leveraging Impulsivity to Encourage Saving

Low-income consumers were able to save more thanks to a prepaid credit card with an optional “impulse” savings feature developed by Piggymojo, a new center report shows

Sofoklis Goulas

April 10, 2015
Graduate research assistant Sofoklis Goulas receives Impact Award for homeownership research

The economist and economics Ph.D. candidate is honored for his research on home maintenance and improvement spending among lower-income homeowners.


March 25, 2015
Research Update: Loan modifications ease house payment stress for delinquent mortgage borrowers

Researchers find that loan modifications reduce house payment stress for delinquent home loan borrowers.


February 24, 2015
Ford Foundation grants UNC Center for Community Capital $2 million for homeownership study

The UNC Center for Community Capital has received a $2 million grant from the Ford Foundation to continue its long-term study of lower-income homeownership before, during and after one of the worst economic crises in the nation’s history.


December 1, 2014
Research Update: Center seeks partners for youth financial capability pilot

The UNC Center for Community Capital seeks partners to fund and pilot a new financial capability program, Pocket Change, designed to help low-income youth in North Carolina age 12-19 develop financial socialization skills that enable them to become financially secure adults.


November 4, 2014
Center researchers discuss homeownership impact and decision-making at national policy conference

Experts from the UNC Center for Community Capital will discuss homeownership’s impact and homeowner decision-making at the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management’s fall conference Nov. 6-7 in Albuquerque, N.M.


October 28, 2014
Research Update: Extending Homeownership Benefits to Renters

Researchers investigate the causes of homeownership’s nonfinancial benefits to suggest ways those benefits may be extended to renters.

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