Community & Economic Development

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A Comprehensive Approach to Transforming Communities

The Institute for Comprehensive Community Development will offer training, build capacity, and document what is working or not in community development efforts across the country.

Remarks by Julia Stasch, Inauguration of the Institute for Comprehensive Community Development

MacArthur's Vice President of U.S. Programs discusses how the Institute can become a leader in the field of community development.

Bank of America Eliminates Costly Overdraft Fees

Research and advocacy by MacArthur grantee the Center for Responsible Lending played a leading role in spurring the bank's policy shift, expected to save customers hundreds of millions of dollars.

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.

Foreclosures Still Climbing in Chicago

New foreclosure filings in the Chicago region rose 21 percent from 2008 to 2009 despite federal, state, and local programs designed to curb the foreclosure crisis, according to a new Woodstock Institute report.

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.

Federal Funds for Chicago Foreclosure Prevention and Mitigation

The City of Chicago received $98 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to expand a MacArthur-supported initiative launched last year to prevent and reduce foreclosures.

Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Craig Howard

Craig Howard

Director
Portrait of Mindy Martinez

Mindy Martinez

Coordinator
Portrait of Meredith Klein

Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer