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

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Supportive Housing Does Not Hurt Home Values, According to Study

A new study by New York University’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy finds that supportive housing does not depress property values in surrounding neighborhoods. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Announcement of the Foreclosure Prevention & Mitigation Project

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton details the Foundation's commitment of at least $68 million dollars to keep homeowners in homes, assist renters displaced by foreclosure, and help the City of Chicago return foreclosed homes to the ... Read More
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Improving Public Housing in Chicago

To learn more about the MacArthur Foundation's commitment to improving housing development in Chicago, visit http://www.macfound.org/housing.

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Preserving Affordable Rental Housing

To learn more about the MacArthur Foundation's efforts to preserve affordable rental housing in the U.S., visit http://www.macfound.org/housing.

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"CHA Makeover Boost: $10,000 for Home Buyers"

From the Chicago Sun-Times
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"Chicago to Home Buyers: Find Uour Place"

From the Chicago Tribune
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MacArthur's Julia Stasch Highlights the Importance of Affordable Housing

In a commentary in Illinois Issues, Stasch emphasizes the importance of preserving affordable rental housing in U.S. cities in the midst of a mortgage crisis. Read More
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Seizing the Opportunity: Preserving Affordable Rental Housing (Part 2)

Almost everyone rents their home at some point in their lives, but the supply of affordable rental housing is shrinking. The non-profit developer Preservation of Affordable Housing is working to preserve and improve affordable rental housing ...

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Seizing the Opportunity: Preserving Affordable Rental Housing (Part 1)

Almost everyone rents their home at some point in their lives, but the supply of affordable rental housing is shrinking. The non-profit developer The Community Builders is working to preserve and improve affordable rental housing across ...

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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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Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, U.S. Programs
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Debra Schwartz

Director of Impact Investments
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Allison Clark

Associate Director of Impact Investments
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Ianna Kachoris

Program Officer
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Mijo Vodopic

Program Officer
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Lucy Blanco

Program Associate
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Janice A. Dunbar

Assistant Manager of Grants and Budget
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Beth Gutelius

Research Associate
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Louise Powell

Staff Assistant
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Gerry Sims

Program Associate

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer