How Housing Matters

How Housing Matters to Families and Communities explores the notion that affordable housing may be an essential "platform" that promotes positive outcomes in education, employment, and physical and mental health, among other areas.  Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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Preserving Affordable Rental Housing

In 2003, MacArthur launched what eventually became a $187 million strategy to preserve and improve affordable rental homes through the Window of Opportunity initiative. Former Representative Barney Frank had long championed the need to preserve federal ...
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Collaborative to Invest in Affordable Housing

Funders for Housing and Opportunity will invest in programs with the goal of ensuring individuals and families who spend more than half of their income on rent – or have no homes at all – can afford safe ...
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Growth in Rental Housing Market May be Coming to End

A decade of growth in the rental housing market may be coming to an end, according to the 2017 America's Rental Housing report by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.
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Housing: Why Educators, Health Professionals, and Those Focused on Economic Mobility Should Care About It

Lessons learned from MacArthur's investment in housing research
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Dynamic Discussions on Housing, Health, and Equity

The BLOCK Project’s Porch Light Debates are starting conversations about how to address uneven investment, widening income gaps, racial segregation, and other factors that affect the health of millions of families who pay too much ...
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Covering Housing: A Workshop for Journalists

Seeing a need to connect and integrate housing into coverage of broader societal issues, MacArthur supported Nieman Foundation to host a workshop for journalists across a range of publications and beats.
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Web Tool Encourages Collaboration in Housing, Education, and Health

The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities launched HousingIs, an online resource designed to expand the community of practice and foster collaboration among the housing, education, and health sectors to help low-income families.
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Video: How Housing Matters Conference Looks to Act on Evidence

The conference focused on how affordable housing advocates can act on the growing evidence base and increase awareness about the important role housing plays in success in other areas of life.
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Recommendations Emerge from How Housing Matters Gathering

A white paper reports on a recent How Housing Matters conference, including recommendations for how access to decent, stable, affordable housing can improve outcomes in other areas of life for individuals, families, and communities.
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