How Housing Matters

How Housing Matters to Families and Communities explores the notion that affordable housing may be an essential "platform" that promotes positive outcomes in education, employment, and physical and mental health, among other areas.  Read our strategy

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How Housing Matters: All Grantees

View by subject area Child Well-Being Economic Opportunity Education Health / Mental Health Housing Instability Housing & Older Adults Local Economy & Fiscal Health Neighborhoods Child Well-Being Boston College (2010) Boston Medical Center/Children's HealthWatch (2008) Columbia (2009 ... Read More
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MacArthur Awards $2.8 Million to Support Research on How Housing Matters

Recipients will utilize and connect existing data sets – such as Medicaid, utility, and school data – to reveal insights into the effectiveness of housing policies and related public programs. Read More
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Housing Policy Matters

A commentary by Vice President of U.S. Programs Julia Stasch, originally published in The Hill. Read More
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Poor Quality Housing Is Tied to Children’s Emotional and Behavioral Problems

Housing quality and housing stability matter to children’s well-being, according to MacArthur-supported research detailed in a How Housing Matters Policy Brief. Read More
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Travel, Tourism Workers Struggle to Cover Housing

In the midst of a housing and economic recovery, many travel and tourism sector workers struggle to afford housing in metro areas across the country, according to a new report by the Center for Housing Policy. Read More
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Rental Housing in the New Economy

The Preservation Compact recently gathered experts for its first annual conference "Rental Housing in the New Economy" to discuss and plan for how to best protect affordable rental housing stock. Read More
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Evaluating the Homebuyer Tax Credit and Other Policies

A series of $22 billion in tax credits approved in 2009-2010 intended to stimulate housing demand did produce modest results in the short term. Read More
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Housing Partnership Equity Trust Acquires Second Property

The MacArthur-supported Housing Partnership Equity Trust has expanded its portfolio by purchasing a multifamily property in California. Read More
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The Preservation Compact: Preserving Chicagoland's Future

The Preservation Compact brings together the region's public, private, and nonprofit leaders to preserve affordable multifamily rental housing in Cook County. Watch