Grantee Profile

Harvard University, Joint Center for Housing Studies

Grants to Harvard University, Joint Center for Housing Studies

  • $1,600,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 5 years, 11 months)

    Housing

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, which is affiliated with Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and Kennedy School of Government, addresses a broad range of housing issues through research, education, and public outreach programs, including a biennial report on the state of rental housing. Rental housing is a vital resource for approximately one-third of Americans, as more people choose to – or must – rent because of the ongoing foreclosure crisis and recession. The grant funds rigorous research and a comprehensive analysis of the state of rental housing and the population it serves that will inform ongoing housing policy debates.

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Housing

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies addresses a broad range of housing issues through research, education, and public outreach programs. It publishes the State of the Nation’s Housing, which reviews annual trends in the U.S. housing sector, and, with Foundation support, has produced three biennial reports on the state of rental housing that have provided important information about the rental stock and the challenge of providing adequate affordable rental housing for people of modest means. The Joint Center will use this grant to produce its fourth report, in 2013.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Housing

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — To support a historical analysis of the affordable rental housing preservation industry and to prepare case studies of local impact (over three years).

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Housing

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of research on rental housing trends and issues (over three years).

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Housing

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of historical research on national housing policy between 1970 and 2005 (over two years).

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Housing

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — To support research on rental housing in the United States and its role in supporting successful human and community development (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Harvard University, Joint Center for Housing Studies $4,650,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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