Housing

Supporting more balanced, forward-looking housing policies that acknowledge the importance of affordable rental housing and the role that various attributes of housing may play in promoting strong, resilient families and vibrant communities. Read our strategy

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Make Room Campaign Highlights Lack of Affordable Rental Housing

A national campaign called Make Room is staging concerts, convening forums, and sharing stories to deepen awareness about the lack of affordable rental housing and the impact that is having on American families. Read More

Congress Just Passed an Energy Efficiency Bill

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Related Grantee: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
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BPC Co-Chair, Former Senator Call for Housing Finance Reform

The nation’s housing finance system is still in need despite the fact Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are now turning a profit, argue Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission Co-Chair Henry Cisneros and former U.S ... Read More
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Health and Housing Task Force to Address Issue of Aging Population

The task force will underscore the synergies between health care and housing to foster improved health outcomes, cost savings, and enhanced quality of life for America’s aging population. Read More
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Grantmaking in Chicago

The Foundation seeks and seizes opportunities to work locally as an expression of its civic commitment to its home, and because being rooted in Chicago yields a deeper understanding of issues faced by urban areas. Read More
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Website Explores Housing's Connections to Economy, Education, and Health

How Housing Matters is an interactive website portal offering up-to-date, easily searchable research and news on a broad range of housing topics. Read More
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First On-Bill Repayment Tool Pays for Energy Retrofits

Owners of low-income rental properties can now pay for energy retrofit projects out of the savings generated on a utility bill, helping nonprofit low-income rental properties improve their energy efficiency without going through costly refinancings. Read More

"Chicago Releases Inaugural Report on Building Energy Use"

Institute for Market Transformation
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  • The Preservation Compact: A Rental Housing Action Plan for Cook County

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  • Three Case Studies for How Housing Matters

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Staff

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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, U.S. Programs
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Debra Schwartz

Director of Impact Investments
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Allison Clark

Associate Director of Impact Investments
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Ianna Kachoris

Program Officer
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Mijo Vodopic

Program Officer
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Lucy Blanco

Program Associate
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Janice A. Dunbar

Assistant Manager of Grants and Budget
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Beth Gutelius

Research Associate
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Louise Powell

Staff Assistant
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Gerry Sims

Program Associate

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer