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National Building Museum

Washington, D.C.

National Building Museum was awarded $650,000 between 2011 and 2013, including 3 grants in Housing.


2013 • 1 year • Housing

The National Building Museum is dedicated to enhancing the quality of the built environment and educating people about its impact on their lives. The Museum, in partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Policy Development and Research, will use this grant to host a second national conference for researchers, practitioners and policymakers about the Foundation’s How Housing Matters to Families Communities research initiative. The purpose of the conference is to increase awareness of this growing body of research and its use in improving policy development, innovation, program implementation, and integration across multiple issue areas.


2012 • 3 years • Housing

The National Building Museum explores and celebrates the "building arts" and advances the quality of the built environment by educating people about its impact on their lives. This grant supports a five-year exhibit, House & Home, which explores how houses, apartments, and shelters reflect technical innovation, convey cultural meaning, and embody our personal and collective ideals. An accompanying series of educational programs will pursue related themes, including the premier educational symposium, "Designing Homes and Neighborhoods for an Aging Population" on the exhibit’s opening day. The exhibit’s themes support Foundation efforts to expand awareness of how housing affects families, communities, and society.


2011 • 11 months • Housing

In support of a conference on How Housing Matters.

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