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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Research links affordable housing to children's test scores: http://t.co/QmbvxSvFGl via @chicagotribune cc @Housing360

RT @Housing360: How bad is poverty & maternal stress for child health? Worse than homelessness. Learn more: http://t.co/MhY8TV6x52

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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

.@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"

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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
Portrait of Louise Powell

Louise Powell

Staff Assistant
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Gerry Sims

Program Associate

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer