Research

Paying More V
April 27, 2011
Paying More for the American Dream V examines changes in conventional refinance lending between 2008 and 2009 in seven metropolitan areas: Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York City, and Rochester, NY.
January 12, 2011
The following report illustrates the relationship between foreclosures and vacant properties in the City of Chicago. It combines data from the City of Chicago on vacant and potentially vacant buildings with data on foreclosure filings, completed foreclosure auctions, and property transfers to better understand the number of vacant properties that have at some point been part of the foreclosure process.
September 13, 2010
This report analyzed credit score data from a major national credit bureau in large Illinois zip codes and found significant disparities in credit characteristics between communities of color and predominantly white communities, as well as between major metropolitan areas and non-metropolitan areas.
Paying More IV
May 12, 2010
This report, released by a national coalition of research, policy and advocacy organizations, examined mortgage lending patterns of banks in seven metropolitan areas and found a dramatic decrease in prime home purchase and refinance loans to communities of color. The report includes appendices for each metropolitan area and policy recommendations.

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