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Housing Support for Vulnerable Families

A new study by the Urban Institute, a MacArthur grantee, focuses on how to assist vulnerable families who were left behind by the transformation of public housing into mixed-income communities. Read More

First Lady Highlights Need for Grocery Stores in Underserved Communities

As part of a campaign to prevent childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Secretaries of Agriculture and Treasury visited a Philadelphia grocer supported by MacArthur grantee The Reinvestment Fund, which helps finance grocery stores ... Read More

Interim Report Examines First Years of New Communities Program

MacArthur grantee MDRC released interim findings from its seven-year evaluation of LISC/Chicago's New Communities Program, a $50 million comprehensive neighborhood improvement initiative. The report focuses on the early development, roll-out, and first years of ... Read More

“Survey Finds Slack Editing on Magazine Websites”

A MacArthur-supported survey by the Columbia Journalism Review on the profitability of magazine websites finds that fact-checking and editing standards vary widely among the sites. Read More

How Housing Matters to Families & Communities 2009 Grant Recipients

Columbia (2009) Cornell (2009) Johns Hopkins (2009) Ohio State (2009) Princeton (2009) RAND-Inclusionary Zoning and Schools (2009) St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto (2009) University of Illinois at Chicago (2009) University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (2009) University ... Read More

Competitive Grants Competition Awards $6 Million to 13 Housing Research Projects

The projects will produce a base of empirical evidence to show how housing affects children’s cognitive, emotional, and behavioral development and how housing choices shape the economic, physical, and emotional well-being of adults. Read More

A Fiscal Rehabilitation Plan for the State of Illinois

The Chicago-based Civic Federation proposed measures to substantially reduce the current Illinois budget deficit in FY2011 and to place the State on better fiscal footing over the long term. Read More

The Civic Federation Releases Fiscal Rehabilitation Plan for Illinois

The Civic Federation, a 116-year-old government research organization, released today its plan to salvage the State of Illinois’ finances. Read More

Berkman Completes Broadband Study for FCC

Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, a MacArthur grantee, submitted its final report on broadband deployment and usage around the world. Read More

Documentary Examines Regional Air Carriers

MacArthur grantees the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University and PBS’ Frontline broadcast their first co-production, “Flying Cheap,” a documentary about the working conditions at regional air carriers.  Watch video. Read More

Inside & Out

Chicago Public Radio offers a six-month series of personal stories, investigative reports, interviews, analysis, photo essays and community events about young people and juvenile justice in Illinois. Read More

Creating a Platform for Sustained Neighborhood Improvement: Interim Findings from Chicago’s New Communities Program

Distressed urban neighborhoods face challenges on multiple fronts, but most efforts to confront these problems work in isolation of one another. Read More