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Improving Energy Efficiency for California’s Low-Income Renters

California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that aims to improve low-income renters’ access to energy efficiency programs by making renters and landlords eligible for repair and replacement of furnaces and hot water heaters under the utilities ... Read More
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MacArthur's Signature Housing Preservation Effort Replicated

MacArthur's initiative to support the preservation of affordable rental housing in Chicagoland, the Preservation Compact, is being replicated. Read More
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Affordable Multifamily Properties to Benefit from City of Chicago Retrofit Initiative

The City of Chicago has launched the Residential Partnership to accelerate the number of retrofits being completed in single family and multifamily apartment buildings. Read More
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Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

BPI works to address some of the Chicago area’s most pressing social justice challenges. Read More
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Community Investment Corporation, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Community Investment Corporation supports owners and operators of multifamily rental properties to help stabilize communities in Chicago. Read More
Thumbnail for Report Projects Up to $3.4 Billion Savings for Apartments Upping Energy Efficiency

Report Projects Up to $3.4 Billion Savings for Apartments Upping Energy Efficiency

More partnerships between building owners and utilities companies are necessary, as is regulatory policy that supports the alignment of efficiency standards with utility business models. Read More
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CDFIs Gain New Support and Visibility

Opportunity Finance Network's recent national conference featured announcements of new support for community development financial institutions. Read More

Tool Offers Energy-Saving Help for Illinois Homeowners

My Home EQ helps single-family homeowners in Northern Illinois gauge their energy use, create personalized plans to save energy, and helps pay for improvements with the money they save. Read More

Study Links Weak Economy to Shortage of Affordable Rental Housing

The need for affordable rental housing in Cook County has increased substantially in the last decade and is expected to continue growing, according to a study by the Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University. Read More
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Affordable Housing Saved in DC Neighborhood

The MacArthur-supported National Housing Trust-Enterprise Preservation Corporation helped low- and moderate-income tenants buy their Washington, D.C., apartment back from developers and renovate it. Read More

Furman Center Launches Database of NYC Subsidized Rental Housing

NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy and its Institute for Affordable Housing Policy launched the Subsidized Housing Information Project (SHIP), an interactive database with extensive information on nearly 235,000 units of ... Read More

Report Finds Importance of Utility Usage Data In Efforts to Reduce Energy Consumption and Housing Costs

Living Cities today formally announced the release of a study analyzing whole building utility usage databases for the nation’s multifamily housing stock. Read More

Innovative Public-Private Partnership Introduces $100 Million Program to Preserve Affordable Rental Homes

An innovative partnership to finance the preservation of federally-subsidized rental housing in underserved markets brings together major financial institutions, philanthropy, and the federal government. Read More

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

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