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Chicago Launches New Program to Combat Foreclosures

The City of Chicago has launched a new initiative to prevent foreclosures and stabilize property values in Humboldt Park, Chatham, Chicago Lawn, West Woodlawn, Auburn Gresham, West Pullman, Belmont Cragin, Englewood, and Grant Boulevard. Read More

Four CDFIs Vie for $8.25 Million in Awards for Responsible Financing Strategies

The Wachovia Wells Fargo NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance offers the awards in partnership with MacArthur. Read More

Grantees Launch Innovative Foreclosure Prevention Program

The U.S. Treasury has approved the launch of the Mortgage Resolution Fund developed by Mercy Portfolio Services, a nonprofit organization created with start-up funding from the Foundation. Read More
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The Interrupters

This MacArthur-supported film follows three violence interrupters, members of CeaseFire, who have credibility on the streets because of their own personal histories, as they try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. Read More
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Successful Program Keeps People in Their Homes, Avoiding Foreclosure

Boston Community Capital — a community development financial institution — has been leading a successful effort to purchase foreclosed homes and sell them back to the original occupants through their Stabilizing Urban Neighborhoods program. 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

Apps for Metro Chicago Illinois Competition Launched

The first ever regionally-based open government software challenge — Apps for Metro Chicago Illinois — was launched in Chicago. Read More

Increasing Digital Access in Chicago Neighborhoods

The MacArthur-supported Smart Communities program works to increase digital access and use by families, businesses, and other institutions in five moderate- and low-income Chicago neighborhoods. Read More

"Foreclosure Belt" Destabilizing Vulnerable Neighborhoods in Chicago

A new report by the MacArthur-supported Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing finds that the foreclosure crisis continues to affect tenants, particularly renters in low-to-moderate-income African American and Latino/Hispanic community areas in Chicago, and that banks ... Read More

LISC Expands Centers To Aid Low-Income Families

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation is expanding its Financial Opportunity Centers by bringing them to new cities, new neighborhoods in cities with existing Centers, and expanding some Centers. Read More

New Program for Youth Seeks to Prevent Summer Violence in Chicago

The City of Chicago and Cook County launched One Summer Chicago, an initiative to provide kids an expanded array of summer programs, keep them off the streets, and prevent youth violence. Read More

Completed Foreclosure Auctions Increase in Cook County

A new report by the MacArthur-supported Woodstock Institute finds that foreclosures continue to rise from the fourth quarter of 2010 to the first quarter of 2011. Read More

9 Groups Receive Grants for How Housing Matters to Families & Communities Program

Boston College (2010) Brown University (2010) Harvard University (2010) Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City/Department of Housing Preservation and Development (2010) New York University (2010) RAND- Social Networks (2010) University of Chicago (2010 ... Read More

MacArthur Awards $5.6 Million to Support Research on How Housing Matters to Children, Families, and Communities

Recipients will mine and connect existing data sets, such as the U.S. Census and school statistics, in new ways to reveal insights into the effectiveness of housing policies and related public programs. Read More

Ownership of Vacant Homes in Foreclosure Process Often Unclear, Poorly Maintained

New research from the Woodstock Institute finds that the ownership of vacant homes in the foreclosure process is often unclear, and they are likely to be poorly maintained. Read More