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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

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, Press Conference for New Career-Focused Job Training Program for CHA Residents

MacArthur's President, also the chair of the Partnership for New Communities, endorses Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's efforts to help public housing residents prepare for employment. Read More

MacArthur Foundation Awards $50,000 to C.A.S.A. of Cook County

MacArthur announced a grant of $50,000 to Court Appointed Special Advocates of Cook County (C.A.S.A.) in recognition of its commitment to the Chicago community. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton At Event Announcing Establishment Of New Chicago Community Land Trust

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton joins Chicago Mayor Richard Daley to announce the creation of the Trust, which aims to help hundreds of the city's families afford homes in improving communities. Read More

Start-up Funding for Chicago Community Land Trust

The Office of the Mayor of the City of Chicago issued a press release announcing a plan to establish a citywide Chicago Community Land Trust. Read More

ENewsletter: Investments Strengthen Arts and Culture in Chicago

Contents MacArthur Investments Strengthen Arts and Culture in Chicago MacArthur Support: Consistent and Flexible Changing With the Times A Closing Thought   MacArthur Investments Strengthen Arts and Culture in Chicago The MacArthur Foundation is well-known for its ... Read More

"Public Housing Beyond the Walls," Remarks by Susan Lloyd at the Chicago Humanities Festival

Lloyd discusses MacArthur's support for the Chicago Housing Authority's Plan for Transformation. Read More

Strengthening Investment in Arts and Culture

MacArthur, together with the Prince Charitable Trusts and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, announced nearly $3 million in new grants to 87 local arts and cultural organizations. Read More

$5 Million Grant Awarded to the University of Chicago's Center for Urban School Reform

MacArthur has announced an endowment grant to the University of Chicago's Center for Urban School Improvement to support its work in strengthening urban schools. Read More

New Life for Chicago Neighborhoods: The New Communities Program

This edition of the MacArthur Foundation’s electronic newsletter is about the New Communities Program, a remarkable effort under way in Chicago to bring about comprehensive change in 16 of Chicago’s most challenged neighborhoods.  It ... Read More