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Mercy Housing Foreclosure-Prevention Program Launched in Chicago Area

Mercy Housing has launched a new program with $100 million in unused Troubled Asset Relief Program money to slash loan balances to affordable levels on Chicago-area homes that are worth less than their debt. Read More

Partnership for New Communities Assesses Decade of Work

The Partnership for New Communities released a report that documents its unique role in tackling urgent, large-scale issues in Chicago. Read More
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Affordable Housing Saved in DC Neighborhood

The MacArthur-supported National Housing Trust-Enterprise Preservation Corporation helped low- and moderate-income tenants buy their Washington, D.C., apartment back from developers and renovate it. Read More

New Data Show Logjam in Chicago Area Foreclosures

According to MacArthur grantee the Woodstock Institute, Chicago region foreclosures are taking longer to complete in 2011 than in 2010. Read More

Furman Center Launches Database of NYC Subsidized Rental Housing

NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy and its Institute for Affordable Housing Policy launched the Subsidized Housing Information Project (SHIP), an interactive database with extensive information on nearly 235,000 units of ... Read More

U.S. HUD to Provide $30.5 Million for Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts in Chicago

Through its Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $30.5 million to MacArthur grantee Preservation of Affordable Housing. Read More

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

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

Latest Data Shows New Hires Often Priced Out of Housing

Workers in many newly filled jobs still may not be able to afford to rent or own housing at the wages currently being offered, according to the latest edition of the MacArthur-supported Paycheck to Paycheck database ... 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

Housing Affordability Problems Worsen For Working Households

Despite the continuing depreciation in home values, housing affordability is significantly decreasing for America's working owners and renters. 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

To Rent, or to Buy?

From the Washington Post Read More