Wall Street-backed firms are duping would-be homebuyers, 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr. and west-side activists fought against housing discrimination.
In Exit Zero, Christine Walley looks at the personal implications of an industry’s collapse.
CSPAN’s BookTV just posted an appearance by Beryl Satter, author of my favorite book of this year, Family Properties. It’s a masterpiece, but somewhat remarkably, Satter had an uphill battle convincing her press to let her write about Chicago at all, and they nixed the city’s name from the subtitle (“Race, Real Estate, and the […]
The Chicago Reporter has a must-read analysis of Wells Fargo’s lending practices in Chicago – which is suggestive of the predatory lending that devastated Lawndale during the mid-20th century.