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Community Foundation to Address Need for More Affordable Housing

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties today announced a $5 million grant from MacArthur to help address the pressing need for more affordable housing. Read More

Rental Housing Gets Boost in Administration Budget

Policy analysis and outreach by the MacArthur-supported National Housing Trust and other affordable housing grantees helped win a $1.2 billion increase in the Administration's proposed 2009 budget compared to last year. The increase includes ... Read More

“Building Institutions for Social Change: The Case for Buy-and-Hold Philanthropy,” Keynote Speech by Jonathan Fanton at the PRI Makers Network Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton relays his passion for program-related investments and urges other foundations to join MacArthur in that area. Read More

Preserving Affordable Rental Housing Across the Country

MacArthur will invest $150 million to preserve and improve at least 300,000 units of affordable rental housing across the country, tripling a commitment announced four years ago. Read More

Awards for State and Local Housing Preservation Leaders

MacArthur provided $35 million in new funding for innovative public sector initiatives to preserve and improve the existing stock of privately owned affordable rental homes Read More

Grantee List: Housing Preservation Owners, Lenders, and Researchers

The MacArthur Foundation is investing $150 million to preserve and improve affordable rental homes across the U.S. A list of all funding recipients through the end of 2007 follows. Through our Window of Opportunity initiative ... Read More

"Vision, Will and Partnership: Charting a New Course for U.S. Housing Policy," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Window of Opportunity National Policy Forum

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses ways in which policy choices might help reduce the loss of affordable housing to zero by 2020. Read More

Congress Adopts Grantee Formula for Funding Housing Vouchers

Congress has adopted a new formula to distribute funding for Section 8 vouchers, which is also known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program. These vouchers allow very low-income families to choose and lease or purchase safe ... Read More

Interview with Jonathan Fanton: Building a Better Housing Policy

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton talks with Shelterforce magazine about the Foundation's new initiative to help reframe the national conversation about how housing matters in people's lives. Read More

Commentary by Julia Stasch: Sound Labor Base Depends in Part on Affordable Rentals

MacArthur Vice President Julia Stasch discusses how condominium conversions, deferred maintenance, rising operating costs and expiration of long-term federal subsidies all contribute to housing losses. Read More
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Brochure: Window of Opportunity: Preserving Affordable Rental Housing

Almost all of us are renters at some point in our lives. Today, one-third of  U.S. households, 37 million, rent their homes—from new college graduates to aging seniors and young families saving to buy ... Read More

Remarks by Debra Schwartz, Director, Teleconference announcement of Wachovia NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance

MacArthur Director of Program-Related Investments Debra Schwartz announces the Foundation's support for the Wachovia NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance. Read More

Reversing Chicago's Loss of Affordable Rental Housing

Area real estate, finance, philanthropic, non-profit and governmental leaders unveiled a joint program to reverse dramatic losses in the region’s affordable rental stock. Read More
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The Preservation Compact: A Rental Housing Action Plan for Cook County

From the Foreword: Guided by the Urban Land Institute and supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Preservation Compact has brought together leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build ... Read More

The State of Rental Housing in Cook County: Current Conditions & Forecast

As of 2005, there were approximately 2 million housing units in Cook County, and 835,000 of these were rentals. Of these, only 353,000 are considered “affordable”—renting for less than $750 per month.1 ... Read More