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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

CHA Launches Plan for Transformation of Public Housing 2.0

The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) will recalibrate its historic Plan for Transformation of public housing by engaging in a collaborative, open process. Read More

More Households Dealing with Heavy Burden from Housing Prices

In its annual Housing Landscape report, the MacArthur-supported Center for Housing Policy found increases in stress from housing costs for employed home owners. 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