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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Evaluation of Investments in Energy Efficiency through the Window of Opportunity Initiative

The evaluation finds that the focus on energy efficiency within the Window of Opportunity had a positive influence on most of the intermediate outcomes that the Foundation had set out for Window of Opportunity-Energy Efficiency.
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Tackling Foreclosure In Chicago

MacArthur’s Foreclosure Prevention and Mitigation Project, a $44 million initiative that included both grants and program-related investments, helped stabilize neighborhoods hard hit by vacancy and foreclosure.
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Preserving Affordable Rental Housing

In 2003, MacArthur launched what eventually became a $187 million strategy to preserve and improve affordable rental homes through the Window of Opportunity initiative. Former Representative Barney Frank had long championed the need to preserve federal ...
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Reversing the Damage of Segregation in Chicago

Following a 2017 report on the cost of segregation in Chicago, the Metropolitan Planning Councilhas released 24 recommendations to restore financial equity to residents and neighborhoods most affected by segregation and racism.
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Four Lessons from Four Decades of Impact Investing

Managing Director of Impact Investments Debra Schwartz articulates four key lessons from the Foundation's impact investments work spanning more than 30 years.
  • 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

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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
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Allison Clark

Associate Director, Impact Investments
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Mijo Vodopic

Senior Program Officer, Climate Solutions

Marion Goldfinger

Senior Grants Manager, Impact Investments
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Mindy Martinez

Team Coordinator, Chicago Commitment

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Maurice Samuels

Program Officer
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