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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

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?

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Affordability Increasingly Challenges U.S. Renters

Long-term increases in rental housing prices and utility costs combined with stagnant or falling incomes are creating escalating affordability pressures for U.S. renters. Read More

Housing Stability Plays Positive Role in Healthy Child Development

Low-income families move much more frequently than the general population, according to a new report by the Center for Housing Policy, a MacArthur grantee. Read More

Building Foreclosures Impact Student Mobility

New York City public school students living in buildings in foreclosure are more likely to change schools in the year following a foreclosure notice than other students. Read More