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Study Finds Moving to Low-Poverty Neighborhoods Leads to Greater Well-Being

A coalition of researchers find that moving from a high-poverty to low-poverty neighborhood spurs long-term gains in the physical and mental health of low-income adults. 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
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Affordable Multifamily Properties to Benefit from City of Chicago Retrofit Initiative

The City of Chicago has launched the Residential Partnership to accelerate the number of retrofits being completed in single family and multifamily apartment buildings. Read More
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Exploring the Culture of Mixed-Income Housing

New research from the Mixed-Income Development Study explores community life in three mixed-income communities built on the footprint of former Chicago public housing projects. 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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Balancing Housing Policy with Renters’ Tax Credit

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) proposes a renters’ tax credit to improve the effectiveness and equity of the nation’s housing expenditures. Read More
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Inclusionary Zoning Policies in Affordable Housing Programs

MacArthur-grantee RAND Corporation examines 11 inclusionary zoning programs across the United States to determine the extent to which the policies serve lower-income families, provide recipients with access to low-poverty neighborhoods 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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Building Successful Neighborhoods

From the Urban Institute's What Works Collaborative, this report lays out a research agenda on neighborhood policy. Read More
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New Book Examines Housing and Our Aging Population

In Independent for Life, experts offers ideas to facilitate efficient housing for the country’s aging population. Read More
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Reports Find Job Creation Potential in Energy Efficiency

Two recent studies by the Institute for Market Transformation, a MacArthur grantee, predict that new energy disclosure policies will drive competition to improve buildings’ energy ratings, leading to more jobs. Read More

HUD Helps MacArthur Grantees Improve Rental Buildings’ Energy Usage

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded over $8.5 million in Energy Innovation Funds to four grantees working to preserve affordable rental housing. Read More
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Partnership Preserves Historic Pullman Building

Private, public, and non-profit groups (including MacArthur grantees) came together through the Foundation-supported Preservation Compact to rehabilitate Chicago’s Pullman Wheelworks apartment building. Read More

Housing Expert Forum

This monthly online forum is intended to foster interactive and substantive discussion about pressing housing issues. Read More