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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Video: How Housing Matters Conference Looks to Act on Evidence

The conference focused on how affordable housing advocates can act on the growing evidence base and increase awareness about the important role housing plays in success in other areas of life. Read More
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Measuring the Impact of The 606 Trail in Chicago

A report by the Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University finds that the development of The 606 linear park, Chicago’s recent “rails to trails” project, may accelerate neighborhood change and lead to higher housing ... Read More

"Sarah Lucas: Housing Matters to All Communities"

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Housing Recovery Lagging in Suburban Cook County

An update from the Institute for Housing Studies to the Cook County House Price Index through the first half of 2016 shows the housing recovery is lagging in several suburban areas. Read More
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Recommendations Emerge from How Housing Matters Gathering

A white paper reports on a recent How Housing Matters conference, including recommendations for how access to decent, stable, affordable housing can improve outcomes in other areas of life for individuals, families, and communities. 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
  • 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 Allison Clark

Allison Clark

Associate Director, Impact Investments
Portrait of Mijo Vodopic

Mijo Vodopic

Senior Program Officer, Climate Solutions

Marion Goldfinger

Senior Grants Manager, Impact Investments
Portrait of Mindy Martinez

Mindy Martinez

Coordinator, Community & Economic Development

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Maurice Samuels

Program Officer