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Written by Katie Buitrago on October 28, 2013

In 2011, the federal banking regulators released rules defining a “Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM).” The definition of a QRM matters to the communities we serve because it will substantially affect how affordable mortgages will be.

Written by Dory Rand on October 25, 2013
For those who participated in our 40th anniversary national research symposium and bash, you know there was much learning, sharing, and celebrating.
Written by Katie Buitrago on October 15, 2013

How can organizations from different sectors overcome barriers and collaborate to promote a housing market recovery and revitalize communities?

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Written by on October 14, 2013

Chicagoans had an opportunity last week to voice their concerns about different types of consumer credit to the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Richard Cordray.

Written by Dan Fair on September 26, 2013
For the last couple months, we’ve been highlighting several different aspects of Woodstock’s history. Now it’s time to put it all together.
Written by Dan Fair on September 24, 2013

For our 40th anniversary, we have secured some incredible keynote speakers you’re sure to enjoy. From a range of backgrounds and expertise, our speakers will make you think differently about the work you do every day.

Written by Katie Buitrago on September 24, 2013

We have a unique opportunity to tell the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) our concerns at a hearing CFPB will hold in Chicago on October 2.

Written by Dory Rand on September 19, 2013

As you surely know by now, Woodstock Institute is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a research symposium and bash on October 2-3. 

Written by Katie Buitrago on September 18, 2013

Integrated, diverse communities benefit everyone, but segregation and concentrated poverty still plague municipalities across the country. That’s why it continues to be important to have federal rules that require localities that receive federal funding to affirmatively further fair housing goals.

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Written by Courtney Eccles on September 16, 2013

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives could vote as early as tomorrow on devastating cuts to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps). 

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Written by Katie Buitrago on September 13, 2013

Diverse and integrated communities benefit all of us, and it’s critical that fair housing goals are reinforced by the federal government.

Written by Dan Fair on September 12, 2013
As more and more baby boomers retire, the financial security of older Americans is becoming of greater importance to our society.
Written by Katie Buitrago on September 11, 2013

In a little under a month, Woodstock Institute will celebrate its 40th anniversary at Babies, Boomers, & Beyond: Economic Security Across the Lifespan. If you’re on the edge about whether to attend, here are four great reasons to buy tickets today:

Written by Dory Rand on September 6, 2013

We’re officially less than a month away from our 40th anniversary research symposium and bash, Babies, Boomers, and Beyond: Economic Security, Community Prosperity, and Equity Across the Lifespan.

Written by Courtney Eccles on August 28, 2013

Governor Quinn signed SB 56, the Protecting Tenants in Foreclosure Act (PTFA), into law last week. Illinois’ PTFA extends basic protections to renters living in buildings that go into foreclosure. 

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