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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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Assessing Progress and Needed Reforms in Central America, Mexico

Two reports issued by the Regional Migration Study Group explore economic and social issues that may impact migration in Mexico and Central America. 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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MacArthur Grants Support Efforts to Ensure Fair Elections, Protect Voting Rights

The grants were awarded to organizations and initiatives that help eligible voters, particularly those in disenfranchised groups, participate in the democratic process. Read More

Treasury Department Supports CDFIs

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced more than $186 million in grants and low-cost loans to community development financial institutions (CDFIs) across the country. Read More
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State Legislative Trends in Juvenile Justice Reform

A new report explores trends in juvenile justice state legislation and finds that research on adolescent development has contributed to an increasing number of policies that distinguish juveniles from adult offenders. Read More
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Widening Gaps in Life Expectancy Reflect Race, Gender, and Education

Although longevity has increased in the United States as a whole since 1990, the gap in life expectancy between Americans with the least and the most education is widening, according to research by scholars in the ... 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
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Voter ID Laws Present Obstacles for Eligible Voters

According to a report by the Brennan Center for Justice, nearly 500,000 eligible voters in 10 U.S. states with restrictive voter ID laws could face hurdles in obtaining a government-issued ID to show at ... Read More
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Need for Evidence-Based Perspective on Digital Media and Education

The MacArthur-supported book Connected Minds: Technology and Today’s Learners provides insight into what evidence exists and what is needed to assist educators and policymakers Read More