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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

"Chicago Releases Inaugural Report on Building Energy Use"

Institute for Market Transformation
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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

"Landlords on South, West Sides Can't Get Loans"

Crain's Chicago Business
Related Grantee: DePaul University
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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
  • 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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