CURL in the Press
Our community partner Community Organizing Family Issues (COFI) recently shared with us an update on press coverage of their recently released policy report on the indebtedness of poor families, primarily headed by women. The survey which informed the report was conducted by the parents, primarily in Chicago, but also in Kane country and East St Louis. In partnership with the Chicago Foundation for Women, CURL has worked with COFI parents to assist them in their research into the impact of debt in the lives of their neighbors living in poverty here in IL. Parent leaders conducted over 300 parent-to-parent surveys about debt.
Read more about the our collaborative research in the news:
- Chicago Tribune, "Fees, fines, loans, scams: How the poor get poorer"
- Chicago Public Radio WBEZ, "Study Shows How Debt Can Trap Low-Income Black And Latina Women In Poverty"
- ProPublica, "How Chicago Ticket Debt Sends Black Motorists Into Bankruptcy"
- ProPublica, "The Many Roads to Bankruptcy"
- Chicago Reader, "New report spotlights debt afflicting women in low-income black and Latino communities"
- St. Louis Public Radio KWMU, "East St. Louis moms team up to challenge housing authority fees"