Woodstock Institute advocates for evidence-based solutions to create economic equity via campaigns, comment letters, testimony, and meetings with policymakers and financial institutions.

Community Reinvestment Act

By requiring financial institutions to serve communities equitably, the federal CRA and Illinois CRA drive greater investment in lower income communities.

Payday & Title Lending

The Predatory Loan Prevention Act puts a 36% interest rate cap on personal loans in Illinois, protecting consumers from falling into a debt trap.

Woodstock Institute Comment Letters

We write and submit comment letters to let government agencies know how their policy proposals affect economic security for low-income people and communities of color.

Expert Testimony

Woodstock staff provide expert testimony on economic equity at federal and state hearings.

Comment Letters – Woodstock Partners

When our partner organizations write comment letters to take a stance on or respond to a policy proposal, we sign on to support their position.