As big banks focus on big businesses, it has become harder and harder for Chicago’s small business owners and entrepreneurs to secure reasonable loans from responsible lenders.
The White House is quietly preparing the most sweeping changes to federal safety net programs in a generation, using legislation and executive actions to target recipients of food stamps, Medicaid and housing benefits.
Children who grow up in some places go on to earn much more than they would if they grew up elsewhere.
There’s a clear link between a lack of places to live and the number of people sleeping out of doors at night. And the solution is clear, too: Cities need to double down not just on homeless services, but on building more affordable housing, and quickly.
Not education. Not income. Not even being an expert on racial disparities in health care
Despite a decade of setbacks, the game is definitely not over for low-income borrowers.
The 2017 Opportunity Index, a comprehensive look at the factors that drive opportunity across the United States, reveals how the South is home to some of the most dynamic and fastest -growing areas in the country — but also some of the least hopeful.
Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will drop fees to nonprofit fundraisers, but the company will keep them for individuals trying to raise money on the platform.
The Senate Banking Committee will begin its markup today of a bill that would roll back the Dodd-Frank Act. Experts see it as a dangerous step. The Center for Responsible Lending, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and the National Consumer Law Center all oppose the bill.
Building more housing, more densely, could help address a widespread economic challenge. A fight over one lot in Berkeley, California shows how tough that could be.