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Is Gender Discrimination in Lending Rampant in Chicago? (National Mortgage Professional Magazine)

The Woodstock Institute’s new study found that female home loan applicants in the six counties that make up the Chicago metro region were 14.5 percent of women were less likely to receive a mortgage than male applicants, while 28.3 percent of joint mortgage applications where the woman’s name came first were rejected versus joint applications with the man’s name first.

Women far less likely to be approved for mortgage in Chicago area (Chicago Tribune)

The study, which controlled for applicants' income and the size of the loan sought, found that female applicants in the six-county Chicago area were 14.5 percent less likely to receive a home purchase loan than men. A woman whose name headed a joint application was 28.3 percent less likely than a man to receive a loan.

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