Fact Sheet: Female Mortgage Applicants Less Likely to Receive Mortgages than Male Applicants

This fact sheet looks at the gender disparities in mortgage lending in the Chicago area. Woodstock Institute research found that most female mortgage applicants are less likely to receive a mortgage than male applicants. Woodstock recommends that banks look into to their mortgage lending processes to determine and correct any gender disparities. Woodstock also recommends regulators further investigate potential gender discrimination in the mortgage lending process.