Roberto Quarcia

Trudier Harris Distinguished Professor; Director of UNC Center for Community Capital

Specialization: Housing and Community Development
315 New East

Accepting PhD students

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.



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?

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Affiliations: Center for Community Capital, Center for Urban and Regional Studies