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Student Corner: CDFIs and Affordable Housing

February 5, 2015

This post is part of our series on North Carolina CDFIs. CDFIs are financial institutions that expand access to capital in low-wealth and underserved communities in order to foster economic development and revitalization. See previous posts in the series: an overview of the role of CDFIs in North Ca … Continued

Protect Community Wealth by Increasing Financial Literacy of Adults

March 22, 2012

Tyler Mulligan is a School of Government faculty member. This post is part of a series that highlights approaches described in a School of Government web guide on asset-building tactics for individuals and communities on the economic margin. When a household falls victim to a predatory financial pro … Continued

Youth Financial Education as an Asset-Building Tactic

February 23, 2012

Tyler Mulligan is a School of Government faculty member. This post is part of a series that highlights approaches described in a School of Government web guide on asset-building tactics for individuals and communities on the economic margin. As explained in an earlier post, financial education can p … Continued

Financial Literacy: A Necessary Ingredient for Building the Financial Assets of Low-Income Households

February 21, 2012

Tyler Mulligan is a School of Government faculty member. This post is part of a series that highlights approaches described in a School of Government web guide on asset-building tactics for individuals and communities on the economic margin. A prior post explains the benefits that result when low-in … Continued

Building savings among rural low-income families

March 17, 2010

Lisa Stifler is a Research Associate in the Community & Economic Development Program. Over the past three decades, there has been a realization among many in the community development field that income-based poverty reduction programs, while potentially helpful in alleviating some of the day-to- … Continued

Preserving individual financial assets through vehicles

January 13, 2010

Lisa Stifler is a Research Associate with the Community & Economic Development Program. In rural areas, particularly those within commuting distance to cities, the cost of transportation is high, and often more expensive than in urban areas.  Reasons for the high costs include the lack of or ina … Continued