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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. Read More
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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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Pessimism About Prolonged Housing Affordability Crisis is On the Rise, 2016 How Housing Matters Survey Finds

Most Adults Have Made Sacrifices to Pay Rent or Mortgage; Large Majorities Want Elected Officials and Candidates to Address Housing Affordability 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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"America's Rental Housing" Live Webcast

America's Rental Housing is a biennial report from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies summarizing recent data showing how rental housing is home to a growing share of the nation’s increasingly diverse households. Read More
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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
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Healthcare Reforms Open Door to Housing Collaborations

Center for Housing Policy research identifies the opportunities and describes promising programs and developments in different parts of the country that have developed since the Affordable Care Act took effect. Read More
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Report Examines Effects of Homelessness on Children’s Health

Interventions focused on preventing child and family homelessness can be especially effective before birth, according to a research brief by Children’s HealthWatch and the Center for Housing Policy at the National Housing Conference. Read More
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Prolonged Housing Crisis Diminishes Confidence in the American Dream, 2015 Housing Matters Survey Finds

A significant majority of Americans believes the country is still not past the housing crisis that began seven years ago, according to a new survey of housing attitudes released today by MacArthur. 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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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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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