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200,000 Affordable Rental Units Lost Each Year to Demolition

Nearly 200,000 rental housing units are lost from the nation’s housing supply each year due to demolition, according to a MacArthur-funded report by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. The new annual ... Read More

ENewsletter: Preserving Affordable Rental Housing

Contents In Focus:  Preserving Affordable Rental Housing From the Field: Justice Delivered in Russian Police Torture Case Newsroom: A University’s New Home Newsroom: Low-Tech, High Impact Newsroom:  MacArthur's Work in Russia   In Focus: Preserving ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton for the Inaugural Release of the Harvard University Joint Center Rental Housing Report

MacArthur President discusses the Foundation's support for efforts to understand and preserve affordable housing, focusing on several programs in New York City. Read More

Rental Housing Report Reveals 200,000 Affordable Units Lost Each Year

Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, with support from MacArthur, issued a press release about its first Annual Report on the state of the nation's rental housing. Read More

New Law Saves More Than 1000 Affordable Housing Units in Chicago

One of the largest rescues ever of troubled privately-owned Section 8 housing is occurring in Chicago, according to MacArthur grantee the National Housing Trust. In an effort to save more than 1,000 affordable housing units ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, Press Conference for New Career-Focused Job Training Program for CHA Residents

MacArthur's President, also the chair of the Partnership for New Communities, endorses Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's efforts to help public housing residents prepare for employment. Read More

ENewsletter: Unlocking Capital: PRIs Extend Philanthropy’s Reach

Contents Unlocking Capital: PRIs Extend Philanthropy's Reach A Strategic Focus Getting Results For More Information   Unlocking Capital: PRIs Extend Philanthropy’s Reach Representatives of 150 foundations are gathering this month at Stanford University to share ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton At Event Announcing Establishment Of New Chicago Community Land Trust

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton joins Chicago Mayor Richard Daley to announce the creation of the Trust, which aims to help hundreds of the city's families afford homes in improving communities. Read More

Start-up Funding for Chicago Community Land Trust

The Office of the Mayor of the City of Chicago issued a press release announcing a plan to establish a citywide Chicago Community Land Trust. Read More

"Public Housing Beyond the Walls," Remarks by Susan Lloyd at the Chicago Humanities Festival

Lloyd discusses MacArthur's support for the Chicago Housing Authority's Plan for Transformation. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the New York Affordable Housing Acquisition Fund Launch

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton expresses hope in the Fund's goals of building more affordable rental housing while also retaining and improving additional low-cost homes for families and seniors. Read More

MacArthur to Invest $5 Million in a New Housing Acquisition Fund

The New Housing Acquisition Fund intends to build and restore affordable rental housing in New York City. Read More

Support to Hurricane Katrina Reconstruction Efforts

MacArthur will award grants of $1 million and make $5 million of capital available to support reconstruction in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Read More

Enewsletter: Housing Matters

For children and families, housing matters. But how? How important is housing to healthy human and community development? Ask Maricela Contreras. She remembers how it was for her growing up in Chicago, moving from apartment to ... Read More

Commentary: Fed Cuts Threaten Chicago's Affordable Housing Efforts

Though there are many elements in the President's plan that promote needed reforms and positive trade-offs, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton believes any budget that features cuts to 150 programs should meet with constructive scrutiny. Read More