Research & Reports

  • Financing Homeownership

    Two new research reports will inform the Trust’s strategy to advance equitable and safe financial solutions to increase and sustain Black and Latinx homeownership.

  • Cook County Property Tax Sale System

    Trust-funded research has uncovered Cook County’s process for reclaiming tax-delinquent properties for market use – from annual tax sales to the last-ditch Scavenger Sale – is failing to live up to its potential to secure vacant, abandoned, and underutilized properties as assets in Black and Latinx communities.

  • Federal Recovery Funds Dashboard

    The Trust, in partnership with Urban Institute, developed an online dashboard to provide a sightline into how the City of Chicago, Cook County, and the State of Illinois are spending unprecedented federal funding to address community investment, housing, workforce development, household investment, and community safety.