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Health and Housing Task Force to Address Issue of Aging Population

The task force will underscore the synergies between health care and housing to foster improved health outcomes, cost savings, and enhanced quality of life for America’s aging population. Read More
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Grantmaking in Chicago

The Foundation seeks and seizes opportunities to work locally as an expression of its civic commitment to its home, and because being rooted in Chicago yields a deeper understanding of issues faced by urban areas. Read More
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Website Explores Housing's Connections to Economy, Education, and Health

How Housing Matters is an interactive website portal offering up-to-date, easily searchable research and news on a broad range of housing topics. Read More
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First On-Bill Repayment Tool Pays for Energy Retrofits

Owners of low-income rental properties can now pay for energy retrofit projects out of the savings generated on a utility bill, helping nonprofit low-income rental properties improve their energy efficiency without going through costly refinancings. Read More
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Video Campaign Highlights Importance of Housing

A digital video campaign will focus on people whose struggles and achievements have been impacted by the quality and affordability of their homes, and how affordability affects health, education, public safety, and economic opportunity. Read More
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Report Finds Multifamily Lending Still Lagging in Cook County Neighborhoods

Cook County’s low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, which saw the greatest impact from the foreclosure and economic crisis, are still struggling when it comes to securing lending for multifamily housing. Read More
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How Housing Matters Keynote Conversation with Julia Stasch and Secretary Julian Castro

The daylong event showcased ways to integrate programs and services to achieve improved outcomes in education, children’s health, and older adults’ ability to age in place. Read More
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Multifamily Properties Can Now Get ENERGY STAR Score

Owners of multifamily properties can now obtain an ENERGY STAR score for their buildings by supplying relevant information to the government-backed program. Read More
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Chicago Announces Results of Energy Efficiency Competition

A six-month energy efficiency competition that engaged residents of Chicago's Humboldt Park and Logan Square neighborhoods resulted in an average 20 percent reduction in electric, gas, and water use, the city announced. Read More
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Report Examines Resilience of Multifamily Housing

The challenges of retrofitting New York City’s multifamily housing stock against future climate threats, including the potential effect on the city’s limited stock of affordable housing, are examined in a report by the New ... Read More
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Case Studies Look at Housing Preservation Efforts

The studies explore the history of properties and how they came to be preserved in Boston, Chicago, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Read More
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Retrofit Program Results in Energy and Water Savings in Multi-Family Units

A green retrofit program implemented by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reduced energy consumption in multifamily properties in Illinois by 18 percent, and water consumption by 26 percent, according to a report. Read More
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MacArthur to Provide $25 Million to Finance Energy Efficiency Improvements in U.S. Multi-Family Housing

The announcement coincides with today’s White House event highlighting a new report on the potential of impact investing, “Private Capital, Public Good: How Smart Federal Policy can Galvanize Impact Investing—and Why It’s Urgent.” Read More
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Housing Challenges Real For Many Americans, Finds 2014 How Housing Matters Survey

This second-annual national survey found that while there are some indicators that the American public’s views about the housing crisis are shifting toward the positive, large proportions of the public are not feeling the relief. Read More
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Online Tool Catalogues Affordable Housing Preservation Programs

The National Housing Trust has developed a new, online, affordable housing preservation tool, PrezCat, a catalog of state and local policies and programs. Read More
  • The Preservation Compact: A Rental Housing Action Plan for Cook County

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Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Debra Schwartz

Debra Schwartz

Managing Director
Portrait of Allison Clark

Allison Clark

Associate Director
Portrait of Ianna Kachoris

Ianna Kachoris

Senior Program Officer
Portrait of Mijo Vodopic

Mijo Vodopic

Senior Program Officer
Portrait of Lucy Blanco

Lucy Blanco

Team Coordinator
Portrait of Janice A. Dunbar

Janice A. Dunbar

Assistant Manager of Grants and Budget
Portrait of Louise Powell

Louise Powell

Team Coordinator

LaShonda Baldwin

Department Administrator

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Maurice Samuels

Program Officer, Evaluation