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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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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  • 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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