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Foreclosure Trends in Chicago Neighborhoods

Data from the Woodstock Institute shows that completed foreclosure auctions in the Chicago six county region more than doubled in the first half of 2012 compared to the first half of 2011. Read More

Treasury Department Supports CDFIs

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced more than $186 million in grants and low-cost loans to community development financial institutions (CDFIs) across the country. Read More
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NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance Announce 2012 Finalists

Winners of the NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance plan to expand national access to affordable housing, healthcare, and nonprofit community facilities in distressed communities across the U.S. Read More
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Chicago Mentoring Program Decreases Youth Violence

A study by the University of Chicago Crime Lab finds that a group counseling and mentoring program was successful in reducing youth violence in Chicago. Read More
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Evaluating Opportunity Chicago

Opportunity Chicago, the MacArthur-supported workforce development initiative for Chicago public housing residents, surpassed its goal of helping 5,000 public housing residents find quality work, according to an evaluation. Read More
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Grantee and Starbucks Expand Successful Jobs Campaign

The Opportunity Finance Network and Starbucks announced an expansion of their Create Jobs for USA Campaign, which has raised more than $11 million for community development financial institutions (CDFIs) nationwide. Read More
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Building Successful Neighborhoods

From the Urban Institute's What Works Collaborative, this report lays out a research agenda on neighborhood policy. Read More

"Will Allen Recounts His Farming Roots"

From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Will Allen, MacArthur Fellow, 2008
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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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Movements of Chicago's Public Housing Residents Providing Mixed Results

Two new pieces of research from the MacArthur-supported Mixed-Income Development Study examine the movements of Chicago’s public housing residents over the past decade. Read More
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Partnership for New Communities Helps 162 Buyers Purchase Affordable Housing

With help from Find Your Place in Chicago, prospective homeowners are provided a $10,000 grant towards a down payment or closing costs for properties. Read More
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Center for Responsible Lending, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Center for Responsible Lending researches and publicizes predatory lending practices to advance reforms that help ordinary Americans. 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