With poverty affecting one in six Americans, a new report by leaders in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors proposes innovative ideas that can bring new vitality to struggling communities. Investing In What Works for America, by MacArthur-supported Low Income Investment Fund, offers solutions for expanding access to affordable housing, good schools, transportation, jobs, and even supermarkets and parks. The publication advocates a holistic approach to lifting people and their communities out of poverty. Read the report or request a copy.
Community & Economic Development
Helping to increase social and economic opportunities for low-income Chicagoans, MacArthur supports the New Communities Program, a comprehensive community revitalization effort in 16 Chicago neighborhoods, as well as communication of its lessons learned to other cities and the field.