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NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance Honor Three Community Development Finance Institutions

The Clearinghouse CDFI, the Primary Care Development Corporation, and the Corporation for Supportive Housing have been announced as the winners of the NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance. Read More
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Investing In What Works for America’s Communities

With poverty affecting one in six Americans, a new report by leaders in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors proposes innovative ideas that can bring new vitality to struggling communities. Read More
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Technology to Open Communication on Chicago’s Public Services

The City of Chicago recently launched Open311, an evolution of the phone-based 311 systems that many cities in North America offer. Read More
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The Composition of Cook County’s Housing Market

A data brief by the MacArthur-supported Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University breaks down residential housing by neighborhood and by type of residence. Read More
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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