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Mark Lindblad

Senior Researcher

Mark Lindblad conducts research and policy analysis on mortgage lending and consumer finance issues. His research has examined the value of owning a home as well as the homebuying decisions of low-income renters. He has also studied household debt, financial default, mortgage foreclosure, and consumer bankruptcy.

Before joining CRL, Lindblad worked on the Community Advantage Program at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill’s Center for Community Capital. He also worked previously in the Evaluation and Research Department of the Wake County Public School System in Raleigh. Lindblad holds a B.A. from St. Mary’s College in Maryland and a M.S. and Ph.D. from North Carolina State University. In his spare time, Mark enjoys spending time with family and friends. He likes to hike, bike, garden, and paddle.


July 17, 2018 | By Kyeland Jackson | WFPL FM
Lindblad said redlining — the government-sanctioned practice of restricting home loans for people of color to certain areas — and other bad lending practices disproportionately hurt communities of...