Bridging the Gap_Fact Sheet

September 2010

This fact sheet outlines findings from the report “Bridging the Gap: Credit Scores and Economic Opportunity in Illinois Communities of Color.” The fact sheet explains how credit scores are used and describes sharp disparities in credit characteristics between communities of color and white communities in Illinois, as well as between large metropolitan and rural areas in Illinois. The fact sheet summarizes several policy recommendations to improve economic opportunity for people and communities impacted by low credit scores.