Presentations

Woodstock Institute influences policy at the local, regional, and national level by closely analyzing the impact of pending proposals on lower-income and minority communities. Many of these letters are available for download.
May 24, 2016

Presented by CFPB staff members Nora Rigby and Darian Dorsey.

April 25, 2016

Presented by Dory Rand and Spencer Cowan at an Accion Chicago forum.

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April 7, 2016

Presented by Dory Rand at the 2016 National Community Reinvestment Coalition conference in Washington, DC.

January 25, 2016

Presented by Spencer Cowan at the Illinois Senate Hearing on small business and and impact of predatory lending.

December 2, 2015

Presented by Spencer Cowan at the South Side Builders Association

November 6, 2015

Presented by Spencer Cowan at the Housing Action Illinois Annual Conference 

November 3, 2015

Presented by Spencer Cowan and our allies at Illinois Asset Building Group, click here for the video.

January 13, 2015
Presented by Katie Buitrago at the 2014 Ideas in Motion Illinois Asset Building Group Conference
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April 7, 2014
Presented by Katie Buitrago at the 2014 National Community Reinvestment Coalition conference in Washington, DC.
State Advocacy 101
March 24, 2014
Presented by Courtney Eccles at the 2014 National Community Reinvestment Coalition conference in Washington, DC.
December 4, 2013

Presented by Courtney Eccles at the CFA High-Cost Credit and Payday Loan Summit on December 4, 2013.

September 5, 2013
Presented by Dan Fair on September 5, 2013 at Woodstock Institute's office.
May 18, 2013
Presentation by Vice President Spencer Cowan on Chicago area economic indicators for the Rainbow Push Coalition.
May 13, 2013
Presentation by Spencer Cowan on real estate trends on indicators such as foreclosures, vacant properties, population, and mortgage origination.
May 5, 2013
Woodstock President Dory Rand presented to the KAM Isaiah Israel on causes of inequality in housing, financial services, and retirement security, trends in home equity and outstanding mortgage debt, and how communities of color and low-income families have been particularly hit hard by these trends.
March 20, 2013
Presentation for the 2013 National Community Reinvestment Coalition Conference in Washington, D.C. Spencer Cowan presented on Woodstock Institute's "Unequal Opportunity" report, which identified disparities in lending for women in the Chicago six-county region.
November 16, 2012
Presentation for the 2012 Illinois Asset Building Group Conference. Spencer Cowan presented on sources of retirement income and recent trends, access to employment-based retirement savings plans in Illinois, and policy recommendations.
November 16, 2012
Presentation for the 2012 Illinois Asset Building Group Conference. Spencer Cowan presented on foreclosures in the Chicago region, the impacts of negative equity, inherent risks of mortgage finance, and disparate impact on communities of color.
September 20, 2012
Presentation for the 2012 CFED National Conference. Spencer Cowan presented on foreclosures in the Chicago region, the impacts of negative equity, inherent risks of mortgage finance, and disparate impact on communities of color.
June 26, 2012
Presented by Woodstock president Dory Rand to the Metropolitan Housing Coalition in Louisville, KY. Covers the effect of the housing crisis on Chicago's communities of color and solutions to the resulting challenges.
Credit Scores and Economic Opportunity
June 11, 2012

Presentation of Tom Feltner, Woodstock Institute vice president at the event entitled “Symposium on Credit Scoring and Credit Reporting” hosted by the National Consumer Law Center and Suffolk Law School on June 6-7, 2012.

Modernizing the CRA
July 28, 2010

This presentation is designed to facilitate a discussion with community organizations on the benefits of CRA, and help prepare written comments, oral testimony, or answer questions on why CRA modernization is necessary to their organization's community investment mission.

Consumer Financial Protection Agency
September 21, 2009
Presentation made during three Consumer financial Protection Agency roundtable discussions held in Aurora, Palatine, and Chicago Illinois.
Mortgage Lending and Foreclosure Patterns
April 22, 2008
Geoff Smith
 
Presentation on mortgage lending and foreclosure patterns in Chicago neighborhoods at City of Chicago Department of Housing's 5 Year Plan advisory group meeting.
Subprime Lending and Foreclosures
March 31, 2008

Tom Feltner

Presentation made to the 10th Congressional District Mortgage Roundtable detailing high risk lending and foreclosure patterns in North Cook and Lake counties.

State of the Problem
July 24, 2007

Geoff Smith

Presentation made at the Illinois Attorney General's Homeownership Preservation Summit describing recent national and regional subprime lending and foreclosure trends.

High Cost Consumer Credit
April 27, 2007

Tom Feltner

Presentation made at the Illinois State University Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development conference entitled Micro-credit: An Alternative to Predatory Lending.  The presentation lays out the features of many of the most popular forms of high cost emergency credit available to Illinois borrowers.  It continues by examining why these types of loans are attractive options for many borrowers despite their high cost and potentially predatory features and considers the possible community development impacts of this type of lending when it is concentrated in lower-income communities.  Finally, it discusses several forms of consumer credit that may serve as lower cost alternatives.

 

Role of Nonprofits
April 12, 2007

Tom Feltner

Presentation made to the Masters of Community Development program at North Park University on the proliferation of high cost finance in lower-income and minority communities and how research and advocacy organizations help shape the debate on appropriately priced-alternatives.

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