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"Renters Face a Housing Squeeze"

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Tools Explore New Thinking About Affordable Rental Housing

The National Housing Conference and Center for Housing Policy have created a suite of new materials exploring lifecycle underwriting, a new way of thinking about the costs of affordable multifamily rental housing. Read More
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Housing Cost Burden Highest for Older Americans

A report by MacArthur grantee the Center for Housing Policy finds that housing costs become a greater burden as Americans age and makes recommendations to address the issue as Baby Boomers leave the workforce. Read More

More Households Dealing with Heavy Burden from Housing Prices

In its annual Housing Landscape report, the MacArthur-supported Center for Housing Policy found increases in stress from housing costs for employed home owners. Read More
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MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions: Past Recipients

Since 2006, MacArthur has recognized and awarded over 50 organizations for their innovative approaches to solving problems across the Foundation's programs. Read More

Latest Data Shows New Hires Often Priced Out of Housing

Workers in many newly filled jobs still may not be able to afford to rent or own housing at the wages currently being offered, according to the latest edition of the MacArthur-supported Paycheck to Paycheck database ... Read More

Housing Affordability Problems Worsen For Working Households

Despite the continuing depreciation in home values, housing affordability is significantly decreasing for America's working owners and renters. Read More

Housing Stability Plays Positive Role in Healthy Child Development

Low-income families move much more frequently than the general population, according to a new report by the Center for Housing Policy, a MacArthur grantee. Read More

Housing Affordability Remains a Challenge for America's Working Families

One in four working households in the United States spends more than half of its income on housing costs, according to a new report by the Center for Housing Policy, a MacArthur grantee. Read More

Affordable Housing Developments Create Jobs & Grow Local Economies

The construction and rehabbing of affordable housing developments creates jobs and contributes to the economic vitality of communities, according to a MacArthur-supported research brief by the Center for Housing Policy. Read More

Homeownership Not Factor in Positive Outcomes for Children, New Report Says

Although stable housing is important for healthy families, new research suggests that homeownership does not necessarily lead to better outcomes for children - stable renting can have equally positive effects. But a recent scan of the country ... Read More

Window of Opportunity Investment Summary

The MacArthur Foundation is investing $150 million to preserve and improve affordable rental homes across the U.S. Read More

Housing Costs Actually on the Rise for America’s Families

A new report by MacArthur grantee the Center for Housing Policy says housing costs are increasing for low- and moderate-income families despite a decline in housing prices. Read More

MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions Award Ceremony, Remarks by Jonathan Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton honors each of the eight winners of the MacArthur Award. Read More

New Task Force Coordinates Federal Transportation and Housing Investments

Citing research and work supported by the Foundation, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a new partnership to help American families gain better access to affordable housing, more transportation ... Read More

"Home is Where We Start: Why We Need to Know More about Housing and How it Matters for Children, Families, and Communities," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces the Foundation's $25 million commitment to support research on how housing matters to the education, health, and well-being of residents. Read More

Enewsletter: Housing Matters

For children and families, housing matters. But how? How important is housing to healthy human and community development? Ask Maricela Contreras. She remembers how it was for her growing up in Chicago, moving from apartment to ... Read More