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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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.

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

From the Chicago Sun-Times

"Chicago to Home Buyers: Find Uour Place"

From the Chicago Tribune

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.
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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 ...

“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.

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.

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.
  • 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

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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
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Allison Clark

Associate Director, Impact Investments
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Mijo Vodopic

Senior Program Officer, Climate Solutions

Marion Goldfinger

Senior Grants Manager, Impact Investments
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Mindy Martinez

Team Coordinator, Chicago Commitment

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Maurice Samuels

Program Officer
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