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By Maureen Foertsch McKinney
Tristian Ellis’ test scores in reading and math dropped dramatically this fall from last. The difference: the Ellis family had its own apartment last year. Now, the family of four stays in a shelter on Chicago’s far north side.
A new report released by the Woodstock Institute shows that women in the Chicago area are almost 15% less likely to qualify for a mortgage then their male counterparts. This is generated questions across the industry about whether this data could be true for other locations.
By Justin da Rosa
According to a report released by the Woodstock Institute Wednesday, women in Chicago are 14.5 percent less likely to qualify for a mortgage than men.
By Phil Hall
A new study covering home loan applications in the Chicago metro region points to a disparity between the number of men and women that receive a mortgage. However, the study’s sponsor is not rushing to declare a lethal case of Windy City gender discrimination.
Gender-based discrimination is alive and well, and may make it harder for some Chicago women to buy a home.
Discrimination, or Just a Lack of Data?
By Gregory Karp
Women in the Chicago area are generally less likely to receive mortgages than men, a phenomenon that could hinder women's ability to build wealth and establish financial security, according to a report to be released Wednesday by the Woodstock Institute.
By K.C. Hernandez
By Angie Bailey
COLUMBIA - Despite laws on the books meant to prevent charging women more for the same products and services, women generally still shell out more than men for nearly identical products.
By Mary Ellen Podmolik
Kristin Faust has many concerns when it comes to housing, homeownership and neighborhoods, but prime among them is the disappearance of the middle class.
Less than two months into her new job as president of Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, Faust is driving neighborhoods, meeting funders and studying data to formulate a strategy to carry on the nonprofit's mission.
By Mary Ellen Podmolik
Fair housing groups 21 months ago hailed a rule finalized by the federal government that was intended to clarify federal fair housing protections that have been in place for more than 45 years.
Minority borrowers are far less likely than their white counterparts to get approved for a mortgage, according to a new Urban Institute study.