CFED Conference Negative Equity 120920 Cowan.pdf 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.
120627_metropolitanhousing_presentation.pdf 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.
120524_suffolk_creditscoresincommunitiesofcolor_feltner_0.pdf 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: Opportunities to improve the community investment responsibility of the financial services industry
cra_modernization_july2010.pdf 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.
Alternative Small Dollar Loan Symposium: Leveling the playing field between regulated and unregulated consumer credit
The Consumer Financial Protection Agency: High Standards and a level playing field for the financial services industry
cfpa_sept2009_feltner.pdf Presentation made during three Consumer financial Protection Agency roundtable discussions held in Aurora, Palatine, and Chicago Illinois.
Chicago 5 Year Housing Plan Presentation_42008_gsmith.pdf 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.
10thDistrictForeclosures_March2008_tfeltner.pdf Tom Feltner Presentation made to the 10th Congressional District Mortgage Roundtable detailing high risk lending and foreclosure patterns in North Cook and Lake counties.
foreclosures_illinoisag_july2007.pdf Geoff Smith Presentation made at the Illinois Attorney General’s Homeownership Preservation Summit describing recent national and regional subprime lending and foreclosure trends.
highcostconsumercredit_ISU_april2007_feltner.pdf 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...