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Many Vulnerable Chicago Public Housing Residents Enjoy Better Health, Housing, and Employment, but Youth Still Distressed

An Urban Institute project shows that the most disadvantaged Chicago residents have improved quality of life indicators. Read More

A Quest for Affordable Housing

Finance & Commerce
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Opportunity Chicago Helps 5000 CHA Residents Find Jobs

Opportunity Chicago, a MacArthur-supported workforce development initiative for Chicago public housing residents, has helped more than 5,000 people find employment, according to a new report. Read More

Foundation President Robert Gallucci Addresses the City Club of Chicago

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci shares his insights into philanthropy while discussing his background and his goals for the Foundation. Read More

Stasch Leads the Way for Change

Affordable Housing Finance
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Illinois Extends Tax Credit for Affordable Housing

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a bill to extend through 2016 the Illinois Affordable Housing Tax Credit, a valuable tool in financing the creation and preservation of affordable rental housing. Chicago Rehab Network, a ... Read More

Chicago's Public Housing Transformation

According to a new report by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chicago's controversial efforts to overhaul its public housing have showed gradual improvement Read More

Homeownership Not Factor in Positive Outcomes for Children, New Report Says

Although stable housing is important for healthy families, new research suggests that homeownership does not necessarily lead to better outcomes for children - stable renting can have equally positive effects. But a recent scan of the country ... Read More

Former Residents of Chicago’s Madden/Wells Public Housing Now Live in Better Housing, Safer Neighborhoods

New research suggests that families that moved from Chicago’s Madden/Wells public housing community now live in better housing and safer neighborhoods. Read More

Four Letters Ease Housing Fears For Some

National Public Radio
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Study Finds That Rents Are Falling in Cook County

A new study by DePaul University's Institute for Housing Studies, a MacArthur grantee, states that rents have again declined in most housing markets in Cook County in the past year, while there were signs of ... Read More
  • 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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Portrait of Julia M. Stasch

Julia M. Stasch

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Debra Schwartz

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Allison Clark

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Ianna Kachoris

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Mijo Vodopic

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