Media Center

Woodstock Institute staff work with the press to provide research and policy expertise on issues ranging from foreclosures to predatory lending to banking reform and more. To reach a Woodstock expert, contact Drew Dickerson at 312-368-0310.

January 24, 2014
Woodstock Institute report finds that unresolved foreclosures concentrated in low-income communities, racially homogenous communities
January 17, 2014
Regions, Fifth Third, US Bank, Wells Fargo to stop offering deposit advance products
January 10, 2014

Regulations will promote sustainable mortgages, protect new homebuyers and struggling homeowners

CHICAGO—New rules taking effect on January 10, 2014, will create a safer mortgage market with fewer tricks and traps, says Woodstock Institute. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is implementing rules that require mortgage lenders to ensure that borrowers can reasonably repay their loans, provide protections for borrowers who fall behind on their mortgages, and help current homeowners stay abreast of the status of their mortgages.

December 11, 2013

Watt brings experience and fresh ideas to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac regulator

October 31, 2013
Confirmation vote of Congressman Mel Watt as Federal Housing Finance Agency director will not proceed
October 23, 2013
Illinois consumers issue more complaints about bank accounts and student loans than consumers nationwide, says Woodstock Institute
September 3, 2013
General Madigan to accept award, address audience at Woodstock Institute 40th anniversary celebration
August 13, 2013
Completed foreclosure auctions remain near record-high levels, new data from Woodstock Institute show
July 19, 2013
Watt passes out of Senate Banking Committee on party-line vote
July 16, 2013
Sen. Kirk allows vote to proceed, but votes against Cordray confirmation; Sen. Durbin votes yea