The Foundation is 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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Bipartisan Policy Center 2014 Housing Summit

Professionals from all segments of the housing industry will benefit from attending executive sessions, keynote presentations and networking receptions during the two-day event Read More

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How Housing Matters Research Briefs

A series of briefs that capture the essential findings and insights of research completed as part of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities initiative. Read More
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Loan Pool to Help Redevelop Vacant Buildings into Affordable Rentals

A newly created $26 million loan pool will help redevelop vacant one- to four-unit buildings into affordable rentals in the Chicago area. Read More
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Finding Energy Efficiency Savings in Multifamily Housing

A report and case study by Elevate Energy (formerly CNT Energy) investigates the environmental, owner, and tenant non-energy benefits of three affordable multifamily buildings in Chicago. 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 and ... Read More

"NHT Captures MacArthur Award"

Housing Finance
Related Grantee: National Housing Trust
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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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