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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

Erosion of Wages Accounts for Growing Income Gap

A recent report co-published by the Center of Budget and Policy Priorities, a MacArthur grantee, and the Economic Policy Institute indicates that the gap between the highest-income families and poor and middle-income families has grown significantly ... Read More

New Regional Planning Board to Coordinate Growth in Northeastern Illinois

With forecasts that the Chicago region will expand by nearly two million people by 2030 (25%), MacArthur grantee Chicago Metropolis 2020 has long advocated for a central entity to coordinate and guide northeastern Illinois’ growth and ... Read More

ENewsletter: Mental Health in America

Contents Mental Health in America Signs of Progress and Challenges Ahead A Promising Moment MacArthur's Focus on Mental Health A Closing Thought   Mental Health in America: Bringing the Best of Research to Practice and Policy ... Read More

Opening Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Announcement of Bipartisan Congressional Mayors’ Caucus

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's efforts to make American cities better places to live. Read More

Research Networks: Transitions to Adulthood and Socioeconomic Status and Health

About 25 percent of the MacArthur Foundation’s grantmaking budget each year is devoted to research, the vast majority of which is designed to have practical application and to inform policy. Over the years, support for ... Read More

Addressing Challenges Facing Metropolitan Regions

MacArthur has announced two grants totaling $1.4 million in support of research efforts to help local, state and regional policymakers and other civic and business leaders address challenges facing their metropolitan regions. Read More

Aspen Institute Congressional Seminars Receives $1.5 Million

The MacArthur grant will support the cost of seminars for members of Congress on issues related to international affairs. Read More

Intellectual Property Rights and the Protection of the Public Domain

MacArthur has announced three grants totaling $760,000 made through its special funding initiative on intellectual property and the long-term protection of the public domain. Read More