New York University School of Law Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy
Grants to New York University School of Law Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy
2011 (Duration 4 years)
MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions
NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Founded in 1995 as a joint research center of the New York University School of Law and the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy is an influential source of expertise, policy innovation, and best practices in affordable housing and real estate research in New York City and, increasingly, the nation. The Center will allocate the proposed MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions to building an endowment-like fund to help attract new faculty affiliates within NYU and in universities across the country, strengthen its data management infrastructure and improve external communications capabilities.
2011 (Duration 2 years)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK — As part of the Foundation's How Housing Matters to Families and Communities initiative, researchers at New York University will examine whether low-income households use housing vouchers, which are a form of federal subsidy that allows families to choose where they want to live, to move to neighborhoods with higher performing schools, and whether children's academic performance improves. If the study finds that housing vouchers do improve educational outcomes, it would for the first time help determine whether this improvement is driven by increased housing stability or improved school quality.
2010 (Duration 3 years)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To study the impact of involuntary housing moves on children's educational achievement (over three years).
The MacArthur Foundation awarded New York University School of Law Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy $2,002,000 between 2010 and 2013.