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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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Gene Morena on Affordable Housing (MacArthur Video)

Gene Morena, Chicago Rehab Network, on preserving the stock of affordable rental housing in Chicago.

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David Seabrook on Affordable Housing (MacArthur Video)

David Seabrook, Community Preservation and Development Corporation, on the efforts of mission-driven housing owners to keep rental housing affordable.

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Amy Anthony on Affordable Housing (MacArthur Video)

Amy Anthony, of Preservation of Affordable Rental Housing (POAH), discusses the importance of expanding the stock of affordable rental housing.

Mortgage Turmoil Contributes to Rental Affordability Woes, According to Harvard Report

The current mortgage turmoil reaches deep into rental markets, according to new research on rental housing market dynamics released today by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton to the Finalists of the Award for State and Local Housing Preservation Leaders

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses how a renewed national interest in housing, coupled with research like that produced by the Foundation's How Housing Matters initiative, present an opportunity to reform American housing.

Community Foundation to Address Need for More Affordable Housing

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties today announced a $5 million grant from MacArthur to help address the pressing need for more affordable housing.

Rental Housing Gets Boost in Administration Budget

Policy analysis and outreach by the MacArthur-supported National Housing Trust and other affordable housing grantees helped win a $1.2 billion increase in the Administration's proposed 2009 budget compared to last year. The increase includes ...

“Building Institutions for Social Change: The Case for Buy-and-Hold Philanthropy,” Keynote Speech by Jonathan Fanton at the PRI Makers Network Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton relays his passion for program-related investments and urges other foundations to join MacArthur in that area.
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