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U.S. Renters Face Growing Affordability Problems

The MacArthur-supported report finds affordability problems for renters have skyrocketed over the past decade both in number and the share of renters facing them. Read More

Affordability Increasingly Challenges U.S. Renters

Long-term increases in rental housing prices and utility costs combined with stagnant or falling incomes are creating escalating affordability pressures for U.S. renters. 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

MacArthur's Julia Stasch Highlights the Importance of Affordable Housing

In a commentary in Illinois Issues, Stasch emphasizes the importance of preserving affordable rental housing in U.S. cities in the midst of a mortgage crisis. Read More

Mortgage Turmoil Contributes to Rental Affordability Woes, According to Harvard Report

The current mortgage turmoil reaches deep into rental markets, according to new research on rental housing market dynamics released today by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. Read More

Preserving Affordable Rental Housing Across the Country

MacArthur will invest $150 million to preserve and improve at least 300,000 units of affordable rental housing across the country, tripling a commitment announced four years ago. Read More

Jonathan Fanton on the Incredible Shrinking Apartments

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the trends in the affordable housing rental market. Read More

ENewsletter: Preserving Affordable Rental Housing

Contents In Focus:  Preserving Affordable Rental Housing From the Field: Justice Delivered in Russian Police Torture Case Newsroom: A University’s New Home Newsroom: Low-Tech, High Impact Newsroom:  MacArthur's Work in Russia   In Focus: Preserving ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton for the Inaugural Release of the Harvard University Joint Center Rental Housing Report

MacArthur President discusses the Foundation's support for efforts to understand and preserve affordable housing, focusing on several programs in New York City. Read More

Rental Housing Report Reveals 200,000 Affordable Units Lost Each Year

Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, with support from MacArthur, issued a press release about its first Annual Report on the state of the nation's rental housing. 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