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Preserving Affordable Rental Housing Across the Country

MacArthur will invest $150 million to preserve and improve at least 300,000 units of affordable rental housing across the country, tripling a commitment announced four years ago.

Awards for State and Local Housing Preservation Leaders

MacArthur provided $35 million in new funding for innovative public sector initiatives to preserve and improve the existing stock of privately owned affordable rental homes

Grantee List: Housing Preservation Owners, Lenders, and Researchers

The MacArthur Foundation is investing $150 million to preserve and improve affordable rental homes across the U.S. A list of all funding recipients through the end of 2007 follows. Through our Window of Opportunity initiative ...

"Vision, Will and Partnership: Charting a New Course for U.S. Housing Policy," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Window of Opportunity National Policy Forum

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses ways in which policy choices might help reduce the loss of affordable housing to zero by 2020.

Congress Adopts Grantee Formula for Funding Housing Vouchers

Congress has adopted a new formula to distribute funding for Section 8 vouchers, which is also known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program. These vouchers allow very low-income families to choose and lease or purchase safe ...
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Jonathan Fanton on Affordable Housing (MacArthur Video)

Jonathan Fanton, president of the MacArthur Foundation, discusses the need for more research on the link between housing and other outcomes for children and families, such as education, health care, and employment.

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Jonathan Fanton on Affordable Housing (MacArthur Video)

Jonathan Fanton, president of the MacArthur Foundation, discusses the Preservation Compact, a city-wide effort to stem the loss of affordable rental housing in the Chicago area.

Interview with Jonathan Fanton: Building a Better Housing Policy

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton talks with Shelterforce magazine about the Foundation's new initiative to help reframe the national conversation about how housing matters in people's lives.

Commentary by Julia Stasch: Sound Labor Base Depends in Part on Affordable Rentals

MacArthur Vice President Julia Stasch discusses how condominium conversions, deferred maintenance, rising operating costs and expiration of long-term federal subsidies all contribute to housing losses.
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Window of Opportunity: Preserving Affordable Rental Housing

Download the PDF Almost all of us are renters at some point in our lives. Today, one-third of  U.S. households, 37 million, rent their homes—from new college graduates to aging seniors and young families ...
  • 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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