Roberto G. Quercia, director of the Center for Community Capital and professor and chair of the department of city and regional planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Quercia is a mortgage finance expert who has published numerous articles, primarily on the topics of low-income homeownership, affordable lending and the assessment of lending risks, and homeownership education and counseling.
Director, Center for Community Capital
Faculty Fellow at the Center for Urban and Regional Studies
PLAN 760 Real Estate Investment and Affordable Housing
PLAN 761 Housing and Public Policy
Harvey Award winner to develop scholar-athlete support program - The winner of the 2013 C. Felix Harvey Award will use the money that came with the prize to develop the Bridges2Success Scholar Athlete Support Program, a training academy that prepares middle and high school coaches to support academic success among male athletes of color.
Down Payment Rules Are at Heart of Mortgage Debate - It seemed an easy fix to prevent the excesses of the housing market: make home buyers put more money down. But as the housing market starts to return and the subprime mess fades from memory, the issue is up for debate.
Regaining the Dream - Millions of Americans have lost their homes since the start of the Great Recession. Is the dream of homeownership for America's working families obsolete, an aspiration from a bygone era?