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  • Communities with less variety in housing types have higher foreclosure rates, say Illinois researchers

    Arnab Chakraborty, right, a University of Illinois professor of urban and regional planning, and Andrew McMillan, left, a former doctoral student at the U. of I. and a current postdoctoral fellow at the University of Maryland, found that communities with more diversity in types of housing have lower foreclosure rates and can better weather a housing crisis.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Arnab Charkaborty, email

    The paper “Is housing diversity good for community stability? Evidence from the housing crisis” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: