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Improving Energy Efficiency for California’s Low-Income Renters

California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that aims to improve low-income renters’ access to energy efficiency programs by making renters and landlords eligible for repair and replacement of furnaces and hot water heaters under the utilities ... Read More
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Understanding the Relationship Between Assisted Housing and Quality Education

A report by the Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy at NYU evaluates the elementary schools closest to families receiving federal housing assistance nationwide in each state as well as the 100 largest metropolitan areas. Read More
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MacArthur's Signature Housing Preservation Effort Replicated

MacArthur's initiative to support the preservation of affordable rental housing in Chicagoland, the Preservation Compact, is being replicated. Read More
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Website Offers On-Demand Data About Congressional Districts

My District Data offers free, on-demand data reports that examine each Congressional district based on economic, employment, financial, educational, and housing conditions. Read More
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The Growing Costs of Place

The combined costs of housing and transportation in the nation’s largest 25 metro areas have swelled by 44 percent since 2000 while incomes have failed to keep pace. Read More
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Cook County Property Prices Remain Stunted Despite Limited Growth

The Cook County Price Index finds that, despite some price stabilization, housing prices remain near historic lows. Read More
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NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance Honor Three Community Development Finance Institutions

The Clearinghouse CDFI, the Primary Care Development Corporation, and the Corporation for Supportive Housing have been announced as the winners of the NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance. Read More
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Residential Construction Will Continue to Play Key Role in U.S. Economy

Current population trends suggest a demand for millions of new housing units over the next ten years, according to a report from the Bipartisan Policy Center, which is supported by MacArthur. Read More
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Study Finds Moving to Low-Poverty Neighborhoods Leads to Greater Well-Being

A coalition of researchers find that moving from a high-poverty to low-poverty neighborhood spurs long-term gains in the physical and mental health of low-income adults. Read More
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The Composition of Cook County’s Housing Market

A data brief by the MacArthur-supported Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University breaks down residential housing by neighborhood and by type of residence. Read More
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Foreclosure Trends in Chicago Neighborhoods

Data from the Woodstock Institute shows that completed foreclosure auctions in the Chicago six county region more than doubled in the first half of 2012 compared to the first half of 2011. Read More
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Affordable Multifamily Properties to Benefit from City of Chicago Retrofit Initiative

The City of Chicago has launched the Residential Partnership to accelerate the number of retrofits being completed in single family and multifamily apartment buildings. Read More
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Exploring the Culture of Mixed-Income Housing

New research from the Mixed-Income Development Study explores community life in three mixed-income communities built on the footprint of former Chicago public housing projects. Read More
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NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance Announce 2012 Finalists

Winners of the NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance plan to expand national access to affordable housing, healthcare, and nonprofit community facilities in distressed communities across the U.S. Read More