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


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.

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.

Affordable Housing Developments Create Jobs & Grow Local Economies

The construction and rehabbing of affordable housing developments creates jobs and contributes to the economic vitality of communities, according to a MacArthur-supported research brief by the Center for Housing Policy.

Public Housing Residents Train Green

Chicago public housing residents learn home improvement skills, reading, and math to help prepare them for advanced green job training.

Innovative Public-Private Partnership Introduces $100 Million Program to Preserve Affordable Rental Homes

An innovative partnership to finance the preservation of federally-subsidized rental housing in underserved markets brings together major financial institutions, philanthropy, and the federal government.

Many Vulnerable Chicago Public Housing Residents Enjoy Better Health, Housing, and Employment, but Youth Still Distressed

An Urban Institute project shows that the most disadvantaged Chicago residents have improved quality of life indicators.

Opportunity Chicago Helps 5000 CHA Residents Find Jobs

Opportunity Chicago, a MacArthur-supported workforce development initiative for Chicago public housing residents, has helped more than 5,000 people find employment, according to a new report.
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  • Three Case Studies for How Housing Matters



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