In the News

Center researchers are cited frequently in media reports discussing trends and issues related to financial capital and its impact on people and  communities. Here are recent examples.



April 28, 2014 |
Homeownership and crime: A complicated relationship

Research Director Mark R. Lindblad speaks to writer Dan Rafter about the relationship between homeownership and crime.


March 13, 2014 | PolicyLink
Partner Spotlight: UNC Center For Community Capital

Access to Financial Security for All and PolicyLink feature the center's asset-building work as its Partner Spotlight.


March 5, 2014 | Bloomberg
Americans shut out of home market threaten recovery: mortgages

Bloomberg quotes a study by UNC Center for Community Capital Director Roberto Quercia that shows homeowners shut out of the housing market missed long-term gains in home equity that beat the stock market.


March 2, 2014 | The Daily Tar Heel
Professor Roberto Quercia will use Harvey Award money to develop coaches academy

UNC’s student newspaper reports on a project by center director Quercia and senior research associate Mark McDaniel to develop a coaches academy that will train middle-school and high-school coaches to better prepare student-athletes for college.


January 22, 2014 | Bloomberg
New Loan Safeguards Leave Path for Higher-Risk Borrowers

Bloomberg cites findings from a study co-authored by center director Robert Quercia showing FHA delinquency rates for low-down-payment loans were lower than those made by non-FHA lenders to borrowers with the same demographic profile.


December 20, 2013 | Bloomberg
Wall Street Unlocks Profits From Distress With Rental Revolution

Roberto Quercia tells Bloomberg that a move by investors to transform massive amounts of foreclosed homes into rental properties puts at risk the only source of wealth low-income families have had to transfer to their children.

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August 28, 2013 | The New York Times
As Renters Move In, Some Homeowners Fret

Center research partner Bill Rohe discusses the impact on neighborhoods as landlords buy previously owner-occupied homes in foreclosure and turn them into rental property, the subject of a recent center working paper.


August 12, 2013 | MReport Daily
Study: Americans Still Positive on Homeownership Following Crisis

The MReport Daily reports on a study co-authored by UNC researchers Bill Rohe and Mark Lindblad for Harvard’s Joint Center on Housing Studies, that reviewed research on perceptions of homeownership and found the housing crisis does not appear to have had any major long-term effects on Americans’ perceptions of homeownership.


July 18, 2013 | Bloomberg
Misfit Borrowers Attracting Lenders as Housing Revives

Center director Roberto Quercia tells Bloomberg: “We will see more of this lending because we’re a nation of pragmatists.”


July 2, 2013 | The New York Times
To Basel’s Defenses, the Fed Adds a To-Do List

Center director Roberto G. Quercia in a Dealbook story applauds the Federal Reserve’s approval of sweeping new rules intended to reduce riskiness of bank activities and make them more resilient to losses.

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