Housing

Supporting more balanced, forward-looking housing policies that acknowledge the importance of affordable rental housing and the role that various attributes of housing may play in promoting strong, resilient families and vibrant communities. Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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2016 How Housing Matters Conference

This MacArthur-supported conference brings together practitioners from different sectors to explore ways in which housing is a platform for achieving positive outcomes in health, education, and economic opportunity. Read More
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Studies Examine Most Effective Ways to Discuss Affordable Housing

Two studies by the FrameWorks Institute chart the communications landscape that housing advocates must navigate to convey the role quality, affordable housing plays in public heath, educational equity, and economic justice. Read More
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Preserving Affordable Housing in Chicago

A case study by the Urban Institute shows how a community development financial institution (CDFI) connected with local buyers to bring a long-vacant building back into the housing stock in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. Read More
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Innovations in Preserving Affordable Housing

A series of case studies by the Urban Institute provides insights into how developers around the country have navigated complex policy and financing environments to preserve affordable housing. Read More
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"Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City"

Urban Land Magazine
Matthew Desmond, 2015 MacArthur Fellow
Related Grantee: Urban Land Institute
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Report Examines International Lessons on Affordable Housing

A report by the Housing Partnership Network reviews international efforts to expand affordable housing and recommends broader engagement by social enterprises and more efficient delivery of capital to improve access to quality, affordable housing. Read More
  • The Preservation Compact: A Rental Housing Action Plan for Cook County

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  • Three Case Studies for How Housing Matters

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Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Debra Schwartz

Debra Schwartz

Managing Director
Portrait of Allison Clark

Allison Clark

Associate Director
Portrait of Ianna Kachoris

Ianna Kachoris

Senior Program Officer
Portrait of Mijo Vodopic

Mijo Vodopic

Senior Program Officer
Portrait of Lucy Blanco

Lucy Blanco

Team Coordinator
Portrait of Janice A. Dunbar

Janice A. Dunbar

Assistant Manager of Grants and Budget
Portrait of Louise Powell

Louise Powell

Team Coordinator

LaShonda Baldwin

Department Administrator

Media Contact

Portrait of Sean Harder

Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Maurice Samuels

Maurice Samuels

Program Officer, Evaluation