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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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Kevin Jackson, Chicago Rehab Network on MacArthur Award

The MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions recognizes a group of small non-profits each year with up to $500,000. The Award expands on the Foundation's tradition of encouraging individual creativity and building effective ... Read More

Jonathan Fanton on the Incredible Shrinking Apartments

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the trends in the affordable housing rental market. Read More

"The Power of Partnerships: Insights from Chicago's Plan for Transformation," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities Annual Meeting

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the formation of the Partnership for New Communities and its goal to help new neighborhoods succeed by encouraging residents to move to them and genearting economic opportunities. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the City Club of Chicago on “Deep Roots, Deep Commitment: MacArthur Investments in Chicago”

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton relates the Foundation's support for arts, housing, education, and economic development in Chicago. Read More

200,000 Affordable Rental Units Lost Each Year to Demolition

Nearly 200,000 rental housing units are lost from the nation’s housing supply each year due to demolition, according to a MacArthur-funded report by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. The new annual ... Read More

ENewsletter: Preserving Affordable Rental Housing

Contents In Focus:  Preserving Affordable Rental Housing From the Field: Justice Delivered in Russian Police Torture Case Newsroom: A University’s New Home Newsroom: Low-Tech, High Impact Newsroom:  MacArthur's Work in Russia   In Focus: Preserving ... Read More

Rental Housing Report Reveals 200,000 Affordable Units Lost Each Year

Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, with support from MacArthur, issued a press release about its first Annual Report on the state of the nation's rental housing. Read More

New Law Saves More Than 1000 Affordable Housing Units in Chicago

One of the largest rescues ever of troubled privately-owned Section 8 housing is occurring in Chicago, according to MacArthur grantee the National Housing Trust. In an effort to save more than 1,000 affordable housing units ... Read More
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