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Illinois Mandates Use of New Affordability Index When Making Public Investments

The Illinois General Assembly passed a bill that requires five state agencies to use the Housing and Transportation Index when planning and making public investment decisions around the state. Read More

Report Highlights Affordable Rental Housing Progress in Cook County

A new report identifies some positive outcomes of the Preservation Compact, a MacArthur-supported affordable housing preservation initiative in Cook County. Read More

How Housing Matters to Families & Communities 2009 Grant Recipients

Columbia (2009) Cornell (2009) Johns Hopkins (2009) Ohio State (2009) Princeton (2009) RAND-Inclusionary Zoning and Schools (2009) St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto (2009) University of Illinois at Chicago (2009) University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (2009) University ... Read More

Competitive Grants Competition Awards $6 Million to 13 Housing Research Projects

The projects will produce a base of empirical evidence to show how housing affects children’s cognitive, emotional, and behavioral development and how housing choices shape the economic, physical, and emotional well-being of adults. Read More

Seattle Voters Support Affordable Housing

More than 60 percent of Seattle voters approved, for the second time, a levy that will fund the construction or preservation of apartment buildings that serve low- to moderate-income seniors and disabled people, formerly-homeless individuals, and ... Read More

Housing Costs Actually on the Rise for America’s Families

A new report by MacArthur grantee the Center for Housing Policy says housing costs are increasing for low- and moderate-income families despite a decline in housing prices. Read More

Growing Shortage of Affordable Rental Housing for Lowest Income Families

New research by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, a MacArthur grantee, finds a shortage of affordable rental housing for the lowest income households in the U.S. Read More

Court Decision Helps Preserve Affordable Rental Homes

A recent decision by the 9th Circuit Court protects thousands of low-income people in affordable rental housing in rural areas in California and the Northwest. Read More

Window of Opportunity State and Local Housing Preservation Project

This publication describes Window of Opportunity projects in 37 states. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Community Renewal Society’s 35 Under 35 Leadership Awards

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton highlights the Foundation's work with CRS, a grantee, and its leader, Calvin Morris. Read More

New Task Force Coordinates Federal Transportation and Housing Investments

Citing research and work supported by the Foundation, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a new partnership to help American families gain better access to affordable housing, more transportation ... Read More

Opening Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at “Partners in Innovation: A Dialogue on Federal, State, and Local Rental Preservation Solutions”

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton stresses the need to build a consensus framework for national housing policy that reflects how housing matters deeply for families, communities, education, and health. Read More

How Housing Matters to Families & Communities 2008 Grant Recipients

Boston Medical Center/Children's HealthWatch (2008) Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (2008) Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City/Department of Housing Preservation and Development (2008) Northwestern University (2008) University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008 ... Read More
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Preserving Affordable Rental Housing

MacArthur is investing $150 million to demonstrate that preserving and improving affordable rental housing is a smart and cost-effective strategy. At the center of this effort is a $32.5 million investment in 12 states, cities ... Read More

12 States & Cities to Preserve 70,000 Affordable Rental Homes

Seizing the opportunity to make needed long-term investments in the face of a weak economy, 12 states and cities are launching innovative projects to preserve more than 70,000 affordable rental homes. Read More
  • 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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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
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Debra Schwartz

Managing Director
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Allison Clark

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Ianna Kachoris

Senior Program Officer
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Mijo Vodopic

Senior Program Officer
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Lucy Blanco

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Janice A. Dunbar

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Louise Powell

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Maurice Samuels

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