Foreclosure Crisis Is Far From Over In Chicago Area, Report Finds (Progress Illinois)

By Ashlee Rezin

February 7, 2013

Chicago has not reached the other side of the foreclosure crisis, a new report from the Woodstock Institute has revealed. But with new ordinances like the Cook County Land Bank Authority, the Windy City may be headed in the right direction.

Last year, Chicago’s six county region saw the highest year-over-year growth in completed foreclosure auctions since the beginning of the foreclosure crisis in 2008, according to the Woodstock Institute report. Foreclosure auctions, which indicate the foreclosure process is finished, grew by 73.8 percent, from 20,281 auctions in 2011 to 35,244 auctions in 2012.

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