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"Vision, Will and Partnership: Charting a New Course for U.S. Housing Policy," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Window of Opportunity National Policy Forum

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses ways in which policy choices might help reduce the loss of affordable housing to zero by 2020. Read More

Congress Adopts Grantee Formula for Funding Housing Vouchers

Congress has adopted a new formula to distribute funding for Section 8 vouchers, which is also known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program. These vouchers allow very low-income families to choose and lease or purchase safe ... Read More
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Jonathan Fanton on Affordable Housing (MacArthur Video)

Jonathan Fanton, president of the MacArthur Foundation, discusses the need for more research on the link between housing and other outcomes for children and families, such as education, health care, and employment. Read More
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Jonathan Fanton on Affordable Housing (MacArthur Video)

Jonathan Fanton, president of the MacArthur Foundation, discusses the Preservation Compact, a city-wide effort to stem the loss of affordable rental housing in the Chicago area. Read More

Interview with Jonathan Fanton: Building a Better Housing Policy

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton talks with Shelterforce magazine about the Foundation's new initiative to help reframe the national conversation about how housing matters in people's lives. Read More

Commentary by Julia Stasch: Sound Labor Base Depends in Part on Affordable Rentals

MacArthur Vice President Julia Stasch discusses how condominium conversions, deferred maintenance, rising operating costs and expiration of long-term federal subsidies all contribute to housing losses. Read More
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Brochure: Window of Opportunity: Preserving Affordable Rental Housing

Almost all of us are renters at some point in our lives. Today, one-third of  U.S. households, 37 million, rent their homes—from new college graduates to aging seniors and young families saving to buy ... Read More

Remarks by Debra Schwartz, Director, Teleconference announcement of Wachovia NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance

MacArthur Director of Program-Related Investments Debra Schwartz announces the Foundation's support for the Wachovia NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance. Read More

Reversing Chicago's Loss of Affordable Rental Housing

Area real estate, finance, philanthropic, non-profit and governmental leaders unveiled a joint program to reverse dramatic losses in the region’s affordable rental stock. Read More
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The Preservation Compact: A Rental Housing Action Plan for Cook County

From the Foreword: Guided by the Urban Land Institute and supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Preservation Compact has brought together leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build ... Read More

The State of Rental Housing in Cook County: Current Conditions & Forecast

As of 2005, there were approximately 2 million housing units in Cook County, and 835,000 of these were rentals. Of these, only 353,000 are considered “affordable”—renting for less than $750 per month.1 ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Announcement of the Preservation Compact

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces the Foundation's commitment to reverse the loss of affordable rental housing in Chicago. Read More

"Investing in Chicago Neighborhoods," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, City Club of Chicago

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundations $26-million grant to the New Communities Program to support neighborhood revitalization in Chicago. Read More

MacArthur to Invest $25 Million in New Research on the Impact of Housing

MacArthur will invest $25 million in new research that builds and deepens our knowledge about the ways that housing matters to children, families, and communities. Read More

"Home is Where We Start: Why We Need to Know More about Housing and How it Matters for Children, Families, and Communities," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces the Foundation's $25 million commitment to support research on how housing matters to the education, health, and well-being of residents. Read More
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  • Three Case Studies for How Housing Matters

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Staff

Portrait of Julia M. Stasch

Julia M. Stasch

Interim President
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Debra Schwartz

Director, Program-Related Investments
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Allison Clark

Associate Director of Impact Investing
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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 Assistant
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Louise Powell

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Gerry Sims

Program Associate