Completed foreclosure auctions decline graduallyRead more
There are significant disparities with respect to bothRead more
race and neighborhood income in access to credit for businesses
in the Chicago six county region, a new report shows.
Confusing information provided by the nation’s biggest banks isRead more
making it difficult for consumers to understand the real costs of
overdraft and make informed decisions, a mystery shopping investigation
released by four organizations from across the country found.
The report focuses on some of the big issues— vacant andRead more
foreclosed properties, retirement savings, and consumer protection—that
have been key to Woodstock Institute's mission and recent work.
CHICAGO—Woodstock Institute released two new data tools today that give users important insight into the economic well-being of neighborhoods in Chicago and Illinois. The interactive map covers the entire state and empowers users to understand geographic patterns of foreclosures, mortgage lending, employment, income, vacancy, and more. The data compendium allows the public to explore and conduct their own analyses on over 100 datasets that cover a wide range of topics, from arts to economic development to health services.
See the interactive map
See the data compendium
CHICAGO: Woodstock Institute applauds the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for proposing strong rules to regulate prepaid cards, but urges the Bureau to strengthen the final rules by prohibiting all credit on prepaid cards. The CFPB presented the proposed rules this morning at a field hearing in Wilmington, Delaware.
Military Deserves Protection from Loan Sharks Before, After Serving Their Country
CHICAGO— As our nation marks this day in honor of those who have served the country, Woodstock Institute calls on the Illinois Congressional delegation to follow the lead of the Department of Defense and put action behind the platitudes, honoring our veterans by reining in abusive payday lending.