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Beyond the $10 Million Milestone in Supporting Chicago Neighborhoods

The Partnership for New Communities announced that it has surpassed the $10 million milestone in grants benefiting Chicago neighborhoods. Read More

Research Network on Mental Health Policy Research

The Network on Mental Health Policy Research aims to develop a knowledge base linking mental health policies, financing, and organization to their effects on access to quality care. Read More

Chicago Receives $153 Million to Fight Traffic Congestion

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Chicago $153 million to fund a new approach for transportation improvements that had been recommended by MacArthur grantees Metropolis 2020 and Metropolitan Planning Council. Read More

Mortgage Turmoil Contributes to Rental Affordability Woes, According to Harvard Report

The current mortgage turmoil reaches deep into rental markets, according to new research on rental housing market dynamics released today by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. Read More

Issue Briefs by MacArthur Research Network on Mental Health Policy Research

Eleven issue briefs were released by the MacArthur Research Network on Mental Health Policy Research at a conference that explored issues related to mental health in the mainstream of public policy on April 7. Competition and ... Read More

Policy Experts Call for Broad New Agenda for Mental Health Care

Legislators, policy makers and funders must acknowledge the critical role of mainstream institutions in providing mental health services in America’s informal mental health system Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Conference on Mental Health in the Mainstream of Public Policy

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci reflects on the Foundation's thirty years of mental health grantmaking and suggests steps to create an integrated system of mental health care. Read More

Metro Areas Need to Use Power of Their Votes

An opinion piece by Bruce Katz and MarySue Barrett calls for a “reimagination” of the partnership between the federal government and metropolitan regions. 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

Consortium on the Biology of Parasitic Diseases and the Biology of Parasite Vectors

To fight parasitic diseases like malaria, the Foundation supported the science underlying prevention by applying the tools of molecular biology and genetics. Read More

What Makes Regions Resilient?

A recent community piece in the National Civic Review entitled, “What Makes Regions Resilient?” sets out the themes that that will be explored by the newly-created MacArthur Research Network on Building Resilient Regions. The Network will ... 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
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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

"Home is Where We Start: Why We Need to Know More about Housing and How it Matters for Children, Families, and Communities," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces the Foundation's $25 million commitment to support research on how housing matters to the education, health, and well-being of residents. Read More

Minority Populations Spread Out Across U.S.

Asians, blacks, and Hispanics make up make up the majority of population gains in fast-growing metro areas like Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Orlando, according to a report from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. The report also ... Read More