Government Interventions Have a Limited Impact on Chicago Area Foreclosure Activity in 2009

Geoff Smith and Sarah Duda

This report summarizes key foreclosure trends in the Chicago region for 2009 and updates Woodstock Institute reports and fact sheets released previously that illustrated key aspects of the foreclosure crisis, such as the spread of the crisis to suburban communities, the growing number of condominium foreclosures in Chicago, and the accumulated impact of the crisis on lower-income communities. The report includes detailed appendices with data for City of Chicago community areas and municipalities in the Chicago Six County Area, as well as DeKalb, Winnebago, and Kendall County.