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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“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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Bruce Katz on Brookings' Metropolitan Policy Program

Bruce Katz, of the Brookings Institution, discusses the Metropolitan Policy Program.

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Michael Bodaken on Affordable Housing (MacArthur Video)

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

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Lillian Murphy on Affordable Housing (MacArthur Video)

Sister Lillian Murphy, President & CEO of Mercy Housing, on the importance of expanding the stock of affordable rental housing.

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Jack Markowski on Affordable Housing (MacArthur Video)

Jack Markowski, Community Investment Corporation, on preserving the stock of affordable rental housing in Chicago.

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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
Portrait of Debra Schwartz

Debra Schwartz

Director of Impact Investments
Portrait of Allison Clark

Allison Clark

Associate Director of Impact Investments
Portrait of Ianna Kachoris

Ianna Kachoris

Program Officer
Portrait of Mijo Vodopic

Mijo Vodopic

Program Officer
Portrait of Lucy Blanco

Lucy Blanco

Program Associate
Portrait of Janice A. Dunbar

Janice A. Dunbar

Assistant Manager of Grants and Budget
Portrait of Beth Gutelius

Beth Gutelius

Research Associate
Portrait of Louise Powell

Louise Powell

Staff Assistant
Portrait of Gerry Sims

Gerry Sims

Program Associate

Media Contact

Portrait of Sean Harder

Sean Harder

Communications Officer