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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. 

Written by Katie Buitrago on August 26, 2013

CHICAGO—Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will not be required to maintain vacant homes up to the standards in the City of Chicago’s vacant buildings ordinance, ruled U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Durkin on Friday. 

Written by Katie Buitrago on August 22, 2013

Is student debt keeping you up at night? You’re not alone: student debt loads now reach more than $1 trillion across the country and much of the debt isn’t being repaid

Written by on August 16, 2013

Is the Chicago region housing market turning a corner? New data we released this week offer some optimism—foreclosure filings, which signify the beginning of the foreclosure process, dropped by more than a third across the Chicago six county region from the first half of 2012 to the first half of 2013.

Written by Katie Buitrago on August 14, 2013

Woodstock Institute is thrilled to announce Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan as the speaker at our 40th anniversary Bash on October 2. General Madigan joins a fantastic lineup of Symposium keynote speakers, including Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Deputy Director Steve Antonakes and UCLA Professor Fernando Torres-Gil.

Written by Courtney Eccles on August 9, 2013
The men and women who serve our armed forces are uniquely vulnerable to debt traps caused by high-cost credit products.

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