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


Support to Hurricane Katrina Reconstruction Efforts

MacArthur will award grants of $1 million and make $5 million of capital available to support reconstruction in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Enewsletter: Housing Matters

For children and families, housing matters. But how? How important is housing to healthy human and community development? Ask Maricela Contreras. She remembers how it was for her growing up in Chicago, moving from apartment to ...

Commentary: Fed Cuts Threaten Chicago's Affordable Housing Efforts

Though there are many elements in the President's plan that promote needed reforms and positive trade-offs, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton believes any budget that features cuts to 150 programs should meet with constructive scrutiny.

Commentary: Signs of Hope for America’s Cities

In an Op-Ed published in the Washington Post, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton describes how smart public policy is helping drive an urban renaissance in the United States.

Intellectual Property and the Public Domain

Greetings. In the MacArthur Foundation’s monthly electronic newsletter we offer items of interest about the work we support. Thanks to the technology involved, we can tell fairly brief stories about issues, results, and research and ...

Effort to Preserve Affordable Rental Housing

MacArthur has announced a 10-year, $50 million effort to preserve and improve the nation's supply of affordable rental housing.

Improving Public Housing In Chicago

MacArthur has announced nearly $2.5 million in grants to help the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) transform public housing in the city and to ensure that public housing residents and neighborhoods benefit from the changes.

Grants to Support Chicago's Resident Leadership Engaged in Public Housing Transformation

MacArthur will support both the Greater Southwest Comunity Development Corporation and the Central Advisory Council to train and engage Chicagoans in housing issues.

MacArthur Announces Nearly $3 Million In Support Of Chicago Public Housing Transformation

Seven grants awarded by MacArthur will help local groups implement the Chicago Housing Authority's Plan for Transformation.
  • 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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