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Data Portal Provides Detail on Chicago Employment, Housing

A data portal launched by the Woodstock Institute will make available information on foreclosures, mortgage lending, housing, income, and employment for counties, community areas, and municipalities throughout the Chicago area. Read More
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Foreclosure Trends in Chicago Neighborhoods

Data from the Woodstock Institute shows that completed foreclosure auctions in the Chicago six county region more than doubled in the first half of 2012 compared to the first half of 2011. 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

New Data Show Logjam in Chicago Area Foreclosures

According to MacArthur grantee the Woodstock Institute, Chicago region foreclosures are taking longer to complete in 2011 than in 2010. Read More

Completed Foreclosure Auctions Increase in Cook County

A new report by the MacArthur-supported Woodstock Institute finds that foreclosures continue to rise from the fourth quarter of 2010 to the first quarter of 2011. Read More

Ownership of Vacant Homes in Foreclosure Process Often Unclear, Poorly Maintained

New research from the Woodstock Institute finds that the ownership of vacant homes in the foreclosure process is often unclear, and they are likely to be poorly maintained. Read More

Foreclosures May Cost Chicago $36 Million

The city's more than 18,000 abandoned foreclosures and unregistered vacant homes may be costing Chicago as much as $36 million, according to a new report by the Woodstock Institute, a MacArthur grantee. Read More

Illinois Approves Payday Loan Bill

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law a bill that caps interest rates on payday loans and provides other consumer protections through increased regulation of lenders. Read More

Foreclosures Still Climbing in Chicago

New foreclosure filings in the Chicago region rose 21 percent from 2008 to 2009 despite federal, state, and local programs designed to curb the foreclosure crisis, according to a new Woodstock Institute report. Read More

Foreclosure Filings Continue to Grow in Chicago Region

This report from MacArthur grantee the Woodstock Institute shows that foreclosure filings in the Chicago region continue to grow. Read More

MacArthur Commits $68 Million to Foreclosure Prevention and Mitigation in Chicago

To help combat the growing lending crisis and the rise of foreclosures in Chicago, MacArthur is investing $68 million in grants and low-interest loans in foreclosure prevention and mitigation efforts in local neighborhoods. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Announcement of the Foreclosure Prevention & Mitigation Project

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton details the Foundation's commitment of at least $68 million dollars to keep homeowners in homes, assist renters displaced by foreclosure, and help the City of Chicago return foreclosed homes to the ... Read More

“Building Institutions for Social Change: The Case for Buy-and-Hold Philanthropy,” Keynote Speech by Jonathan Fanton at the PRI Makers Network Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton relays his passion for program-related investments and urges other foundations to join MacArthur in that area. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Awards Ceremony for the 2007 Recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton honors the eight diverse organizations recognized as 2007 winners of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Read More

La Fundación MacArthur Anuncia A Los Ganadores Del 2007 Del Premio Para Instituciones Sin Ánimo De Lucro Creatvias Y Efectivas

Fiel a su tradición de motivar la creatividad y promover instituciones creativas para tratar de atender algunos de los problemas más apremiantes del mundo, la Fundación John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur anunció hoy Read More

MacArthur Foundation Announces 2007 Winners of Award for Creative and Effective Nonprofits

Continuing its tradition of encouraging creativity and building effective institutions to help address some of the world’s most challenging problems, MacArthur announced the eight award winners. 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