Appraisal Equity Campaign
Information for homeowners and homebuyers
Learn how to prepare for an appraisal and what to do if you receive a low valuation
Share Your Story
Many families across the South and West side of Chicago have experienced appraisal bias and discrimination resulting in significant devaluation of homes and neighborhoods. We are committed to reforming the appraisal system and protecting homeowners and your their home value
What is an Appraisal?
An appraisal determines the value of your home when you are trying to buy a home, refinance, or sell. Appraisers are in charge of determining this value, but sometimes their estimation can be lower than expected. This happens more often to Black and Brown homeowners, and data shows that it is prevalent in neighborhoods of color.
Collecting Appraisal Stories
We are currently collecting the stories of homeowners and homebuyers who have had a negative experience with appraisers and/or have received low appraisals.
If you or someone you know has had issues with an appraisal, please consider sharing your story