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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How Housing Matters Commentaries

A series of commentaries run by Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity on the key questions raised in the 2011 How Housing Matters conference. Read More
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2011 How Housing Matters Conference Videos

Excerpts from a day-long conference hosted by The National Building Museum, in partnership with MacArthur and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Read More
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Remarks by Julia Stasch at Launch of Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission

MacArthur Vice President Julia Stasch discusses the importance of adapting housing policy to an ever-changing socioeconomic reality. Read More

Bipartisan Commission to Address Future of U.S. Housing Policy

A new Bipartisan Housing Commission, supported by MacArthur through a grant to the Bipartisan Policy Center, will address the long-term challenges facing a struggling housing sector. Read More
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Affordability Increasingly Challenges U.S. Renters

Long-term increases in rental housing prices and utility costs combined with stagnant or falling incomes are creating escalating affordability pressures for U.S. renters. Read More

9 Groups Receive Grants for How Housing Matters to Families & Communities Program

Boston College (2010) Brown University (2010) Harvard University (2010) Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City/Department of Housing Preservation and Development (2010) New York University (2010) RAND- Social Networks (2010) University of Chicago (2010 ... Read More

MacArthur Awards $5.6 Million to Support Research on How Housing Matters to Children, Families, and Communities

Recipients will mine and connect existing data sets, such as the U.S. Census and school statistics, in new ways to reveal insights into the effectiveness of housing policies and related public programs. Read More

Housing Affordability Remains a Challenge for America's Working Families

One in four working households in the United States spends more than half of its income on housing costs, according to a new report by the Center for Housing Policy, a MacArthur grantee. Read More

Homeownership Not Factor in Positive Outcomes for Children, New Report Says

Although stable housing is important for healthy families, new research suggests that homeownership does not necessarily lead to better outcomes for children - stable renting can have equally positive effects. But a recent scan of the country ... Read More

How Housing Matters to Families & Communities 2009 Grant Recipients

Columbia (2009) Cornell (2009) Johns Hopkins (2009) Ohio State (2009) Princeton (2009) RAND-Inclusionary Zoning and Schools (2009) St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto (2009) University of Illinois at Chicago (2009) University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (2009) University ... Read More