The 2012 First Quarterly Foreclosure data is now available to download as an Excel worksheet. Click here to view the data: 2012 Quarterly Foreclosures by County. The worksheet also contains a simple chart that you can modify to include data for your county or for regions of counties (see below).Read More
New research published in the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Economic Review suggests that housing investments by community development corporations significantly increase the appreciation of nearby homes, which may help stabilize declining neighborhoods. To access the full research paper, go to: http://kcfed.org/community/?ealert=cahi0425.Read More
A building in Garfield Park in 2010. Would it have been better off demolished?
Is demolition a solution to the housing crisis in some of the Chicago area’s most depressed communities?
Nowadays, many foreclosed homes end up in states of disrepair. Left vacant, they’re stripped of all valuable materials. Instead of attracting potential buyers, these homes often attract crime and end up sinking property values. That’s why some communities are tearing them down.Read More
UW Extension is pleased to introduce a new set of county housing profiles, available for all 72 counties. These profiles were the result of a collaborative effort across FLP and CNRED, along with the Applied PopLab and CE Publications. Our compliments to Laura Brown, Andrew Bernhardt, Andy Lewis Ann Keim, Dan Veroff, Susan Anderson, and [...]Read More
The 2011 Quarterly Foreclosure data is now available to download as an Excel 97-2003 worksheet. Click here to view the data. Q1- Q4 2011 Foreclosures by County 1-6-12 The worksheet also contains a simple chart that you can modify to include data for your county or for regions of counties (see below). If you [...]Read More
Professor Ron Hustedde’s visit with CCED presents: A statewide webinar entitled “What’s Culture got to do with Entrepreneurship?” Thursday, February 23, 3-4pm CST To register email Laurie Lindquist (email@example.com) by Tuesday, February 21. Login details will be provided following registration. This event will be archived. This webinar is geared primarily toward Extension educators, but you [...]Read More
Check out these great pieces on housing’s relationship to community and economic development issues! How Housing Matters to Families and Communities (from the Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity) Watch the conversation unfold in this two-month series on the relationships between housing and three topics – health, education and economic opportunity. The following pieces are available on [...]Read More
CLICK HERE to view excel data by county for the second quarter of 2011Read More
By DAVID STREITFELD New York Times Online Published: June 19, 2011 Millions of homeowners in distress are getting some unexpected breathing room — lots of it in some places. Graphic Elongating Foreclosure In New York State, it would take lenders 62 years at their current pace, the longest time frame in the nation, to repossess [...]Read More
More than 10 percent of the rental units in some of Chicago’s community areas are at risk of foreclosure, and those neighborhoods are mostly in African-American and Hispanic communities, according to a new study. The Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing’s Tenants in Foreclosure Intervention Project found that in 2010, some 5,904 of the city’s apartment [...]Read More
Each year the Join Center for Housing studies at Harvard University releases a “State of the Nation’s Housing” report. On the website you can download the report as well as the related data tables. Here’s a glimpse: “With employment growth strengthening, consumer spending up, and rental markets tightening, some of the ingredients for a housing [...]Read More
Housing foreclosures remained high but declined slightly across the state in the first quarter of 2011 according to data compiled by the University of Wisconsin-Extension Center for Community & Economic Development and the UW-Whitewater. Overall, there was a slight decline of 3.4% in foreclosures statewide from the fourth quarter of 2010 and a decline of [...]Read More