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New Investments for Community Development Financial Institutions

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) will receive new investments based on the efforts of a number of MacArthur grantees. Read More

White House Looks to Chicago's New Communities Program

The White House sees Chicago’s New Communities Program as a source for ideas on urban revitalization for the nation. Read More

Report Helps Prompt Banks to Modify Overdraft Fees

The Center for Responsible Lending, a MacArthur grantee, released a report on the overdraft fees collected by banks and credit unions, which helped prompt fee modification by some of the nation's biggest banks. Read More

Wachovia NEXT Awards Recognize Organizations for Investing in Community Development

Two of the nation’s leading community development financial institutions — New Hampshire-based Community Loan Fund and Kentucky-based Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises — received the 2009 Wachovia NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance. Read More

Wachovia NEXT Awards Honor Two Community Development Financial Institutions

New Hampshire-based Community Loan Fund and Kentucky-based Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises (FAHE) are the recipients of the 2009 Wachovia NEXT $8.25 million Awards. Read More

Chicago 2016 and World Sport Chicago Announce Youth Scholarship Program

Chicago 2016 and World Sport Chicago announced the launch of World Sport Chicago Scholars, created to help Chicago youth prepare for and succeed in college. Read More

Efforts to Boost Illinois Census Results

MacArthur and an alliance of nine other Illinois foundations and 60 nonprofits announced the launch of Count Me In, a state-wide campaign to boost by 37 percent the number of hard-to-count populations in the 2010 census. Read More

Wachovia NEXT Awards Honor CDFIs

The Wachovia NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance, supported by a $25 million MacArthur program-related investment, honor community development financial institutions (CDFIs). Read More

Helping Communities Revitalize Neighborhoods Hit Hard by Foreclosures

The National Community Stabilization Trust, a new collaborative venture of nonprofit housing organizations, private philanthropies, and financial institutions announced the launch of its national effort. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Community Renewal Society’s 35 Under 35 Leadership Awards

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci highlights the Foundation's work with CRS, a grantee, and its leader, Calvin Morris. Read More

New Task Force Coordinates Federal Transportation and Housing Investments

Citing research and work supported by the Foundation, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a new partnership to help American families gain better access to affordable housing, more transportation ... Read More

Foreclosure Filings Continue to Grow in Chicago Region

This report from MacArthur grantee the Woodstock Institute shows that foreclosure filings in the Chicago region continue to grow. Read More

How Housing Matters to Families & Communities 2008 Grant Recipients

Boston Medical Center/Children's HealthWatch (2008) Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (2008) Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City/Department of Housing Preservation and Development (2008) Northwestern University (2008) University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008 ... Read More

Stabilizing Neighborhoods Hit by Foreclosure Crisis

Mayor Richard M. Daley outlined the city’s plans for using more than $55 million from federal and private sources to revitalize Chicago neighborhoods hardest hit by the national mortgage foreclosure crisis. Read More