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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
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Housing Cost Burden Highest for Older Americans

A report by MacArthur grantee the Center for Housing Policy finds that housing costs become a greater burden as Americans age and makes recommendations to address the issue as Baby Boomers leave the workforce. Read More
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Public Housing Transformation and Crime in Atlanta and Chicago

A study by The Urban Institute, a MacArthur grantee, examines whether the public housing demolition and relocation of former public housing residents into private, subsidized homes as part of the Chicago and Atlanta public housing transformations ... Read More
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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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Demographic Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Housing Markets

A new report identifies dwindling rates of homeownership, especially among African Americans and Hispanics. 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