New WBEZ, City Bureau Analysis Details ‘Where Banks Don’t Lend’

Chicago lenders have invested more in a single white neighborhood than all Black neighborhoods combined.

An illustration of a West Side neighborhood — one house is made up of a dollar bill
Paula Friedrich, Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
An illustration of a West Side neighborhood — one house is made up of a dollar bill
Paula Friedrich, Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

New WBEZ, City Bureau Analysis Details ‘Where Banks Don’t Lend’

Chicago lenders have invested more in a single white neighborhood than all Black neighborhoods combined.

A new analysis by WBEZ and the nonprofit City Bureau shows gaping disparities in the amount of money lent in white neighborhoods compared to black and Latino areas. Reset takes a closer look at the issue.

GUESTS: Linda Lutton, WBEZ neighborhoods reporter

Andrew Fan, 2019 City Bureau fellow