Woodstock Advances Newsletter

April 08, 2016

In this edition of Woodstock Advances, Dory Rand recaps a successful NCRC annual conference, Spencer Cowan shares the latest research report, and Brent breaks down the historic Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule.

February 05, 2016

In this month's edition of Woodstock Advances, president Dory Rand outlines mission priorities for 2016 in her policy agenda. Senior Research Associate Michael Aumiller discusses foreclosure activity in the Chicago six county region and updates the data portal.

December 15, 2015

In this month's edition of Woodstock Developments, president Dory Rand recaps a busy and successful 2015 highlighting advocacy victories as well as outlining mission priorities for 2016. Senior Vice President of Research, Spencer Cowan discusses the role of Woodstock in developing the Small Business Borrowers Bill of Rights and Woodstock shares its latest research report.

September 11, 2015

In this month's edition of Woodstock Developments, president Dory Rand advocates for fiduciary standards for all investment and retirement advice and small business lending and Woodstock Staff celebrate the work anniversaries of Beverly and Pat.

August 24, 2015
In this month's edition of Woodstock Developments, president Dory Rand celebrates revisions to the Military Lending Act. The revisions cover previous loopholes and keep military servicemembers safe from predatory lending.
June 29, 2015
In this month's edition of Woodstock Developments, president Dory Rand shares the struggles women still face when they try to build their own wealth. Woodstock Institute and JpMorgan Chase hosted a forum where solutions to gendered barriers in housing and small business were discussed.
May 29, 2015
In this month's edition of Woodstock Developments, president Dory Rand reflects on her son's graduation from college and the financial limitations experienced by other students. More young adults should have access to a college education without being saddled with large amounts of debt.
May 29, 2015
In this month's edition of Woodstock Developments, president Dory Rand rises to the defense of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which is under attack in Congress, which aims to limit the organization's regulations.
May 29, 2015
In this month's edition of Woodstock Developments, president Dory Rand and other Woodstock staff members are heading to Washington DC to participate in the National Community Reinvestment Coalition conference, where they will work with fellow advocates.
February 24, 2015
In this month's edition of Woodstock Developments, president Dory Rand notes that government and corporate policies to help create a financial environment where workers and consumers have both financial knowledge and the opportunity to use those skills.
February 24, 2015
In this month's edition of Woodstock Developments, president Dory Rand reflects on Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy and continue to work towards a society where every family and individual experience the same financial justice and financial opportunity.
May 20, 2014
In this month's edition of Woodstock Developments, president Dory Rand recaps the 2014 Community Investment Awards and Film Screening, Woodstock's 2012-2013 annual report is released, protecting students from schools with high debt and little benefit, and more.
Apr 2014 Newsletter
April 22, 2014
In this month's edition of Woodstock Developments, president Dory Rand invites you to join a distinguished panel to discuss elder financial abuse, the Illinois House and Senate pass important financial security bills, and users are able to share their thoughts on the Woodstock data portal.
February 13, 2014

In this month's edition of Woodstock Developments, president Dory Rand talks about the upcoming NCRC annual conference, the end of bank payday lending, zombie properties in Cook County, and more.

January 16, 2014

In this month's edition of Woodstock Developments, President Dory Rand writes about new leaders in key positions, Woodstock's top accomplishments in 2013, new rules for the mortgage market, and more.

December 03, 2013

In this month's edition of Woodstock Developments, President Dory Rand talks about scarcity and how it pertains to our work, Senator Kirk votes to filibuster Congressman Mel Watt's nomination to lead FHFA, the CFPB begins to collect consumer complaints about payday loans, and more.

October 25, 2013

In this edition of Woodstock Developments, President Dory Rand recaps Woodstock's 40th anniversary research symposium and bash, our new report shows mortgage and credit card issues are the top consumer concerns for Illinoisans, consumers speak out at a Chicago CFPB hearing, and more.

September 19, 2013
In this edition of Woodstock Developments, Woodstock president Dory Rand writes about what we're celebrating at our 40th anniversary research symposium and bash, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will receive the first Scheinfeld Award from Woodstock Institute, a federal ruling weakens the City of Chicago's response to the housing and foreclosure crisis, and more.
July 19, 2013
In this edition of Woodstock Developments, president Dory Rand reflects on her five years at Woodstock Institute, Richard Cordray is confirmed as CFPB director, a keynote speaker is added for the 40th anniversary research symposium, and much more.
July 17, 2013
In this edition of Woodstock Developments, president Dory Rand cautions against payday loan regulators creating loopholes, Woodstock releases a new report on vacant buildings data collection, Woodstock announces its participation in the Clinton Global Initiatives Commitment to Action program, and more.
May 16, 2013
In this edition of Woodstock Developments, President Dory Rand calls for strong leaders to be confirmed at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Federal Housing Finance Agency, community groups will submit comments on modernizing the Community Reinvestment Act, more than 7,000 Illinoisans call on Sen. Kirk to confirm Richard Cordray, and more.
May 14, 2013
In this edition, Woodstock President Dory Rand reflects on the 2013 NCRC Annual Conference, Woodstock releases a report on disparities in mortgage lending for women in the Chicago region and submits comments on private student loan affordability, and Sen. Durbin introduces a bill to cap interest rates at 46 percent.
February 15, 2013
In this edition of Woodstock Developments, Dory Rand expresses her cautious optimism for 2013, completed foreclosures skyrocket in the Chicago area, Cook County establishes the country's largest land bank, Woodstock co-hosts a forum on single-family rental housing, and more.
April 26, 2012
In this edition of Woodstock Developments, Dory Rand urges banks to help prepaid card consumers build wealth, retirement insecurity is on the rise in Illinois, conventional mortgages comprise a growing percentage of new foreclosures in Chicago, negative equity disproportionately impacts the Chicago region's communities of color, and more.
January 19, 2012
In this edition of Woodstock Developments, President Obama recess appoints Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, we analyze proposed REO-to-rental programs, we survey the vacant property problem in Chicago as part of a vacant property blog series, and more.
December 15, 2011
In this edition of Woodstock Developments, Dory Rand profiles Ocwen's successful shared equity principal reduction program, Cook County approves ordinance requiring servicers to maintain vacant homes, the FHFA seeks to block servicer vacant property maintenance standards in Chicago, and more.
November 29, 2011
In this edition, Dory Rand reflects on how gratitude should drive our work, Woodstock welcomes new Vice President of Applied Research Spencer Cowan, we ask you to sign on in support of Richard Cordray for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director, HAMP modifications in the Chicago region fail to keep pace with demand, and more.
July 21, 2011
In this edition, Dory Rand calls on Congress to confirm Richard Cordray as the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, City Council moves to address vacant properties problem, federal regulations fail to offer enough protections for bank payday loans, and more.
June 28, 2011
In this edition, Dory Rand looks at how the proposed QRM rule will affect the growing racial wealth gap, top thinkers discuss the future of the housing finance system, updates on the HAMP program, new proposals could help low-income families save, and more.
May 26, 2011
In this edition, Dory Rand celebrates a victory over bank fees, our new report finds that women of color in Cook County are disproportionately impacted by bankruptcy, a national report finds that refinance lending plummets in communities of color, and more.

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