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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"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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“Find Your Place in Chicago” Program

Mayor Daley and private and public sector partners announced the package of financial incentives and initiatives aimed at helping buyers save money on the purchase of a home in which the city has invested. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the “Find Your Place in Chicago” Launch

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces The Partnership for New Communities' $1 million commitment towards stimulating sales in mixed-income developments throughout Chicago. Read More

How Housing Matters to Families & Communities Initiative

How Housing Matters is an ongoing, five-year, $25 million research initiatives to deepen the literature on the effect that investments in affordable housing have on social and economic outcomes. Read More
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Michael Bodaken on Affordable Rental Housing [HQ]

Michael Bodaken, President of the National Housing Trust, on preserving the stock of affordable rental housing.

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Beyond the $10 Million Milestone in Supporting Chicago Neighborhoods

The Partnership for New Communities announced that it has surpassed the $10 million milestone in grants benefiting Chicago neighborhoods. Read More
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Gideon Anders, National Housing Law Project

Gideon Anders, National Housing Law Project, 2007 recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions.

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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, Programs
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Debra Schwartz

Managing Director, Impact Investments
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Allison Clark

Associate Director of Impact Investments
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Ianna Kachoris

Program Officer
Portrait of Mijo Vodopic

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
Portrait of Louise Powell

Louise Powell

Staff Assistant
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Gerry Sims

Program Associate

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer