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Competitive Grants Competition Awards $6 Million to 13 Housing Research Projects

The projects will produce a base of empirical evidence to show how housing affects children’s cognitive, emotional, and behavioral development and how housing choices shape the economic, physical, and emotional well-being of adults. Read More

Foreclosures Still Climbing in Chicago

New foreclosure filings in the Chicago region rose 21 percent from 2008 to 2009 despite federal, state, and local programs designed to curb the foreclosure crisis, according to a new Woodstock Institute report. Read More

Creating a Platform for Sustained Neighborhood Improvement: Interim Findings from Chicago’s New Communities Program

Distressed urban neighborhoods face challenges on multiple fronts, but most efforts to confront these problems work in isolation of one another. Read More

Federal Funds for Chicago Foreclosure Prevention and Mitigation

The City of Chicago received $98 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to expand a MacArthur-supported initiative launched last year to prevent and reduce foreclosures. Read More

Study Highlights Effect of Evictions on Poor

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Window of Opportunity Investment Summary

The MacArthur Foundation is investing $150 million to preserve and improve affordable rental homes across the U.S. Read More

Congress Approves New Spending for CDFIs

In a victory for community financial development institutions (CDFIs), newly-passed legislation includes $247 million for the CDFI Fund of the U.S. Treasury Department — a dramatic increase over its $107 million budget in 2009. Read More

Seattle Voters Support Affordable Housing

More than 60 percent of Seattle voters approved, for the second time, a levy that will fund the construction or preservation of apartment buildings that serve low- to moderate-income seniors and disabled people, formerly-homeless individuals, and ... Read More

Housing Costs Actually on the Rise for America’s Families

A new report by MacArthur grantee the Center for Housing Policy says housing costs are increasing for low- and moderate-income families despite a decline in housing prices. Read More

The Case for Preservation

Affordable Housing Finance
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New Fund Will Keep Rents Low

Boston Globe
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Growing Shortage of Affordable Rental Housing for Lowest Income Families

New research by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, a MacArthur grantee, finds a shortage of affordable rental housing for the lowest income households in the U.S. Read More

New Investments for Community Development Financial Institutions

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) will receive new investments based on the efforts of a number of MacArthur grantees. Read More

Wachovia NEXT Awards Recognize Organizations for Investing in Community Development

Two of the nation’s leading community development financial institutions — New Hampshire-based Community Loan Fund and Kentucky-based Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises — received the 2009 Wachovia NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance. Read More