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 Survey Finds American Attitudes Transformed by Housing Crisis, Changes in Lifestyle thumbnail

How Housing Matters Survey Finds American Attitudes Transformed by Housing Crisis, Changes in Lifestyle

National Opinion Survey finds strong support for Rental housing and more balanced national housing policy, even as Americans believe the housing crisis continues. Read More
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Lessons From Chicago's Public Housing Transformation

The key successes and challenges faced by the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and its residents are explored in a new series of five research briefs by the Urban Institute. Read More
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Housing Matters Newsletter: Need-to-Know Information on Housing Issues

As part of its How Housing Matters research initiative, MacArthur has launched a weekly electronic newsletter to bring together the most important news on how housing may affect outcomes in a number of areas, including education ... Read More

Frequently Asked Questions about How Housing Matters to Families & Communities 2012-2013 Competition

Frequently Asked Questions about the How Housing Matters to Families & Communities 2012-2013 Competition. Read More
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Understanding the Relationship Between Assisted Housing and Quality Education

A report by the Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy at NYU evaluates the elementary schools closest to families receiving federal housing assistance nationwide in each state as well as the 100 largest metropolitan areas. Read More
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Study Finds Moving to Low-Poverty Neighborhoods Leads to Greater Well-Being

A coalition of researchers find that moving from a high-poverty to low-poverty neighborhood spurs long-term gains in the physical and mental health of low-income adults. Read More
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MacArthur Awards $2.7 Million to Support Research on How Housing Matters

The research will explore the role housing plays in the long-term health and well-being of children, families, and communities. Read More
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Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

The Furman Center spurs thoughtful discussion and reform by arming policymakers with critical analysis and research-driven policy recommendations. Read More