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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2016 How Housing Matters Conference

This MacArthur-supported conference brings together practitioners from different sectors to explore ways in which housing is a platform for achieving positive outcomes in health, education, and economic opportunity. Read More
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Housing Affordability More of a Problem in Chicago Area Than Nationally, According to New MacArthur Survey

Nearly half of Chicago adults (48%) and 40% of adults living in Chicago’s suburbs report that they spend more than 30% of their income on housing—far more than the 31% of all U.S ... Read More
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Healthy Aging Begins At Home

Communities across the country must make meeting the needs of older residents a priority as they plan for the future, according to a MacArthur-supported report by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Senior Health and Housing Task ... Read More
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"Q&A on Evicted with Sociologist Matt Desmond"

How Housing Matters
Matthew Desmond, 2015 MacArthur Fellow
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Senior Housing Coordinators Help Reduce Hospital Admissions

A study of 9,000 adults by LeadingAge and The Lewin Group finds the availability of an on-site service coordinator, such as a social worker, at federally subsidized senior housing reduced hospital admissions among residents by ... Read More
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Using Housing Policy to Promote Economic Mobility

A report by the Urban Institute identifies a range of evidence-based housing policies that can be used to promote economic opportunity and upward mobility. Read More
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Forum to Explore Health and Housing Issues

The Health and Housing Expert Forum by the Bipartisan Policy Center will feature different monthly commentary contributors from various parts of the health and housing sectors. Read More