Housing Policy Research

Compelling findings from a range of fields are revealing critical links between housing and other national policy issues.

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The Growing Costs of Place

The combined costs of housing and transportation in the nation’s largest 25 metro areas have swelled by 44 percent since 2000 while incomes have failed to keep pace. Read More
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Exploring the Culture of Mixed-Income Housing

New research from the Mixed-Income Development Study explores community life in three mixed-income communities built on the footprint of former Chicago public housing projects. Read More
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Inclusionary Zoning Policies in Affordable Housing Programs

MacArthur-grantee RAND Corporation examines 11 inclusionary zoning programs across the United States to determine the extent to which the policies serve lower-income families, provide recipients with access to low-poverty neighborhoods Read More

Housing Expert Forum

This monthly online forum is intended to foster interactive and substantive discussion about pressing housing issues. Read More
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Housing Cost Burden Highest for Older Americans

A report by MacArthur grantee the Center for Housing Policy finds that housing costs become a greater burden as Americans age and makes recommendations to address the issue as Baby Boomers leave the workforce. Read More
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MacArthur Awards $2.7 Million to Support Research on How Housing Matters

The research will explore the role housing plays in the long-term health and well-being of children, families, and communities. Read More
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Demographic Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Housing Markets

A new report identifies dwindling rates of homeownership, especially among African Americans and Hispanics. Read More

More Households Dealing with Heavy Burden from Housing Prices

In its annual Housing Landscape report, the MacArthur-supported Center for Housing Policy found increases in stress from housing costs for employed home owners. Read More

Study Details Homelessness, "Doubling Up" Among Low-Income Children

About 10% of children in low-income families reported at least one homeless episode – and an additional 24% had at least one episode where they lived "doubled up" with relatives, friends or other families – before age 6. Read More
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How Housing Matters: Research Network Overview

Northwestern University Professor Thomas Cook, the director of the Research Network, describes the network's research on how housing affects a host of other issues, from education a child's behavior. Watch