Community & Economic Development

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Partners in Change - The New Communities Program

In 16 communities across Chicago, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation -- with the help of the MacArthur Foundation -- is leading the nation's largest commitment to comprehensive community development: the New Communities Program. Read More

Foreclosure Filings Continue to Grow in Chicago Region

This report from MacArthur grantee the Woodstock Institute shows that foreclosure filings in the Chicago region continue to grow. Read More

Stabilizing Neighborhoods Hit by Foreclosure Crisis

Mayor Richard M. Daley outlined the city’s plans for using more than $55 million from federal and private sources to revitalize Chicago neighborhoods hardest hit by the national mortgage foreclosure crisis. Read More

Remarks by MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton at the City of Chicago’s Foreclosure Press Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton describes new Foundation initiatives intended to help stabilize Chicago neighborhoods hard hit by vacancy and foreclosure. Read More
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Edward Glaeser on the Future of American Cities

In a roundtable interview with MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton, Harvard University's Edward Glaeser discusses the future of American cities. Read More

Community Development Banks Gain Access to New Federal Funds

The Treasury Department announced that banks that are certified as community development financial institutions (CDFIs) can utilize funds from the government’s $700-billion financial rescue package. Read More

Helping Chicago Organizations Increase Their International Connections

MacArthur awarded $260,000 in new grants to help diverse Chicago organizations increase their international connections with eight countries. Read More

MacArthur Commits $68 Million to Foreclosure Prevention and Mitigation in Chicago

To help combat the growing lending crisis and the rise of foreclosures in Chicago, MacArthur is investing $68 million in grants and low-interest loans in foreclosure prevention and mitigation efforts in local neighborhoods. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Announcement of the Foreclosure Prevention & Mitigation Project

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton details the Foundation's commitment of at least $68 million dollars to keep homeowners in homes, assist renters displaced by foreclosure, and help the City of Chicago return foreclosed homes to the ... Read More
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MacArthur's Commitment to Chicago

To learn more about the MacArthur Foundation's commitment to the city of Chicago, visit http://www.macfound.org. Read More
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Helping Communities in Chicago and the Nation

To learn more about the MacArthur Foundation's efforts to improve urban neighborhoods in Chicago and throughout the country, visit MacArthur's grantmaking in Community & Economic Development. Read More
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Toby Herr of Project Match

Project Match, which helps low-income people overcome obstacles and build pathways to long-term employment in Chicago, was one of eight recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions in 2008. Read More

Project Seeks to Cut Recidivism Among Former Prisoners

With two-thirds of former prisoners in Illinois convicted of another crime within three years of their release from prison, the state's comprehensive program seeks to cut this number dramatically. Read More

Beyond the $10 Million Milestone in Supporting Chicago Neighborhoods

The Partnership for New Communities announced that it has surpassed the $10 million milestone in grants benefiting Chicago neighborhoods. Read More
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Malcolm Bush, Woodstock Institute

Malcolm Bush, Woodstock Institute, 2007 recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Craig Howard

Craig Howard

Director
Portrait of Janice A. Dunbar

Janice A. Dunbar

Assistant Manager of Grants and Budget

LaShonda Baldwin

Department Administrator

Media Contact

Portrait of Meredith Klein

Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Maurice Samuels

Maurice Samuels

Program Officer, Evaluation