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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. Read More

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

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