The Housing Hour 03.09.13 by The Housing Hour published on 2013/03/12 08:10:39 +0000 Dr. Kim Manturuk is the Senior Research Associate in Financial Services at the Center for Community Capital, a research institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Presently, her research focuses on the social and financial impacts of home-ownership in urban neighborhoods. Her recent research has appeared in Socio-Economics, Social Service Review, Social Science Research, and the Journal of Urban Affairs. She received her PhD in sociology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Our topics include : Social Benefits Home Ownership vs Renting Civil Engagement because of Home Ownership Mental Health Benefit of Home Ownership! Dr. Manturuk's research and testimony has been called in front of the House of Representatives as a source for future policy making for our nations housing crisis. Also, most national housing agency, like Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac use her research to help craft agency goals. The National Realtor Association use her research as well! Everyone quotes her....The Housing Hour has her...this Saturday!