1516 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL
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current zoning is RM-4.5

1516 W Ohio St is in West Town
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Home mortgages in 1516 W Ohio St's Census tract

This section is inspired by the joint WBEZ and City Bureau investigation, called "Where Banks Don't Lend", of home mortgage lending activity in Chicago. The investigation used data about applications for a new home mortgage collected by the federal government pursuant to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). The investigation found that the country's largest banks, and the ones with the most loans in Chicago, have disproportionately not lended in neighborhoods of color. Additionally, redlining and other discriminatory actions by lenders and real estate agents in the 20th century in Chicago led to contract buying as the only way Black people could "buy" homes. Info on refinancing is excluded

415 home mortgage loans were applied for, and 364 were issued to households in this Census tract from 2012-2018, where the dominant race/ethnic group is White.

Who applied for a new mortgage

"Race - ethnicity", as recorded on the loan application (ordered by most to least applications)

  • White - Not Hispanic or Latino
    73.7% of applicants
    306 applications / 276 issued, 30 denied (9.8% denied)
    $112,253,000 of money applied for
  • Information not provided by applicant in mail, Internet, or telephone application - Information not provided by applicant in mail, Internet, or telephone application
    7.2% of applicants
    30 applications / 26 issued, 4 denied (13.3% denied)
    $11,627,000 of money applied for
  • Asian - Not Hispanic or Latino
    6.7% of applicants
    28 applications / 19 issued, 9 denied (32.1% denied)
    $12,611,000 of money applied for
  • Not applicable - Not applicable
    5.5% of applicants
    23 applications / 19 issued, 4 denied (17.4% denied)
    $29,380,000 of money applied for
  • White - Hispanic or Latino
    2.4% of applicants
    10 applications / 9 issued, 1 denied (10.0% denied)
    $2,861,000 of money applied for
  • Information not provided by applicant in mail, Internet, or telephone application - Not Hispanic or Latino
    1.4% of applicants
    6 applications / 5 issued, 1 denied (16.7% denied)
    $2,172,000 of money applied for
  • White - Information not provided by applicant in mail, Internet, or telephone application
    1.2% of applicants
    5 applications / 4 issued, 1 denied (20.0% denied)
    $2,610,000 of money applied for
  • Black or African American - Not Hispanic or Latino
    1.0% of applicants
    4 applications / 3 issued, 1 denied (25.0% denied)
    $1,594,000 of money applied for
  • American Indian or Alaska Native - Not Hispanic or Latino
    0.2% of applicants
    1 application / 1 issued, 0 denied (0.0% denied)
    $399,000 of money applied for
  • Information not provided by applicant in mail, Internet, or telephone application - Hispanic or Latino
    0.2% of applicants
    1 application / 1 issued, 0 denied (0.0% denied)
    $236,000 of money applied for
  • Asian - Information not provided by applicant in mail, Internet, or telephone application
    0.2% of applicants
    1 application / 1 issued, 0 denied (0.0% denied)
    $364,000 of money applied for

About this Census tract, race, and ethnicity

Race and ethnicity labels are the same ones used by the U.S. Census Bureau, which says, among other things, that someone who identifies as Hispanic or Latino can be of any race and that Asian has many subgroups.

Hispanic or Latino, any race
675 people / 28.4%
Black, not Hispanic or Latino
44 people / 1.9%
White, not Hispanic or Latino
1,499 people / 63.1%
Asian, not Hispanic or Latino
121 people / 5.1%
People of other races and ethnicities
36 people / 1.5%
Learn more about this area

A Census tract is an area the U.S. Census Bureau uses to count people and estimate population characteristics there, including about educational attainment, personal and household income, housing types and costs, and more. In urban areas, Census tracts are only a couple of blocks wide and a couple of blocks long.

The full ID of this Census tract is 17031243300. Find all those statistics for this Census tract on Census Reporter.

Further reading

  • The New York Times found that some Census tracts are "diversifying" because new homeowners are overwhelmingly white (2019)
  • Look over the redlining maps drawn by the federal government in the 1930s and used by banks to avoid lending in areas (if a single Black person lived in an area, it was marked red)

Loan amount statistics

  • smallest: $30,000
  • largest: $4,148,000
  • average: $424,354
  • median: $365,000

Denial statistics

415 applications in this Census tract from 2012-2018; 51 were denied (12.3%).

Lenders across Chicago top 10 most money lent

  1. Guaranteed Rate
    Total lent: $8.2B
  2. JPMorgan Chase
    Total lent: $7.5B
  3. Wells Fargo
    Total lent: $3.6B
  4. Wintrust
    Total lent: $2.7B
  5. Perl Mortgage
    Total lent: $2.1B
  6. Citigroup
    Total lent: $1.9B
  7. Associated Bank
    Total lent: $1.8B
  8. Bank of America
    Total lent: $1.5B
  9. Fifth Third Bank
    Total lent: $1.3B
  10. U.S. Bank
    Total lent: $1.1B
  11. PNC
    Total lent: $1.1B
  12. Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp.
    Total lent: $1.1B

The list above was created by the WBEZ/City Bureau investigation. We are using HMDA data that WBEZ and City Bureau assembled the HMDTA data from two sources.

Lenders in this Census tract

  1. Guaranteed Rate
    23.6% of applications
    98 applications / 88 issued, 10 denied (10.2% denied)
    $34,150,000 of money applied for
  2. Chase
    8.7% of applications
    36 applications / 28 issued, 8 denied (22.2% denied)
    $20,149,000 of money applied for
  3. Perl Mortgage
    7.7% of applications
    32 applications / 27 issued, 5 denied (15.6% denied)
    $11,227,000 of money applied for
  4. Wells Fargo
    4.6% of applications
    19 applications / 17 issued, 2 denied (10.5% denied)
    $9,163,000 of money applied for
  5. Fifth Third Bank
    3.9% of applications
    16 applications / 13 issued, 3 denied (18.8% denied)
    $5,338,000 of money applied for
  6. Associated Bank
    3.6% of applications
    15 applications / 14 issued, 1 denied (6.7% denied)
    $7,353,000 of money applied for
  7. Wintrust
    3.6% of applications
    15 applications / 14 issued, 1 denied (6.7% denied)
    $6,163,000 of money applied for
  8. US Bank
    2.7% of applications
    11 applications / 7 issued, 4 denied (36.4% denied)
    $3,949,000 of money applied for
  9. Draper & Kramer Mortgage Corp.
    2.2% of applications
    9 applications / 9 issued, 0 denied (0.0% denied)
    $3,188,000 of money applied for
  10. Bank of America
    1.7% of applications
    7 applications / 6 issued, 1 denied (14.3% denied)
    $3,010,000 of money applied for

The top 20 lenders in the list above was automatically generated by our system using the HMDA data from the WBEZ/City Bureau investigation.

top 20 most new mortgage applications

  1. National Bank Holdings Corporation
    1.2% of applications
    5 applications / 5 issued, 0 denied (0.0% denied)
    $1,648,000 of money applied for
  2. Peoples Home Equity
    1.2% of applications
    5 applications / 5 issued, 0 denied (0.0% denied)
    $1,698,000 of money applied for
  3. Quicken Loans
    1.2% of applications
    5 applications / 5 issued, 0 denied (0.0% denied)
    $1,537,000 of money applied for
  4. Stearns Lending
    1.2% of applications
    5 applications / 4 issued, 1 denied (20.0% denied)
    $2,223,000 of money applied for
  5. Alliant Credit Union
    1.0% of applications
    4 applications / 4 issued, 0 denied (0.0% denied)
    $1,717,000 of money applied for
  6. ANDERSONFINANCIALGROUP
    1.0% of applications
    4 applications / 4 issued, 0 denied (0.0% denied)
    $1,540,000 of money applied for
  7. Key Mortgage Services
    1.0% of applications
    4 applications / 3 issued, 1 denied (25.0% denied)
    $1,058,000 of money applied for
  8. MB Financial Bank
    1.0% of applications
    4 applications / 4 issued, 0 denied (0.0% denied)
    $1,388,000 of money applied for
  9. CHICAGOFINSERVICES
    0.7% of applications
    3 applications / 3 issued, 0 denied (0.0% denied)
    $978,000 of money applied for
  10. Citibank
    0.7% of applications
    3 applications / 3 issued, 0 denied (0.0% denied)
    $1,445,000 of money applied for

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