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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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

.@Elevate_Energy webinar on 2/17 to discuss how upgrades improve #energyefficiency, lower costs: http://t.co/hN47T6rufd

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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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Video Campaign Highlights Importance of Housing

A digital video campaign will focus on people whose struggles and achievements have been impacted by the quality and affordability of their homes, and how affordability affects health, education, public safety, and economic opportunity. Read More
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Report Finds Multifamily Lending Still Lagging in Cook County Neighborhoods

Cook County’s low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, which saw the greatest impact from the foreclosure and economic crisis, are still struggling when it comes to securing lending for multifamily housing. Read More

"Landlords on South, West Sides Can't Get Loans"

Crain's Chicago Business
Related Grantee: DePaul University
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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

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Interim Managing Director, U.S. Programs
Portrait of Debra Schwartz

Debra Schwartz

Director of Impact Investing
Portrait of Allison Clark

Allison Clark

Associate Director of Impact Investing
Portrait of Ianna Kachoris

Ianna Kachoris

Program Officer
Portrait of Mijo Vodopic

Mijo Vodopic

Program Officer
Portrait of Lucy Blanco

Lucy Blanco

Program Associate
Portrait of Janice A. Dunbar

Janice A. Dunbar

Assistant Manager of Grants and Budget
Portrait of Beth Gutelius

Beth Gutelius

Research Associate
Portrait of Louise Powell

Louise Powell

Staff Assistant
Portrait of Gerry Sims

Gerry Sims

Program Associate

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer