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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

How Housing Matters Research Briefs

A series of briefs that capture the essential findings and insights of research completed as part of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities initiative. Read More

2014 How Housing Matters Conference

This free day-long event will explore how having stable, secure, and affordable housing affects child development and education, physical and mental health, and long-term economic success. Read More
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Report Examines State of Housing and Health in Older Americans

Housing remains the dominant asset of more than 47 million older Americans, 80 percent of whom are homeowners, according to a report by the Research Institute For Housing America. Read More

How Housing Matters: All Grantees

View by subject area Child Well-Being Economic Opportunity Education Health / Mental Health Housing Instability Housing & Older Adults Local Economy & Fiscal Health Neighborhoods Child Well-Being Boston College (2010) Boston Medical Center/Children's HealthWatch (2008) Columbia (2009 ... Read More
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MacArthur Awards $2.8 Million to Support Research on How Housing Matters

Recipients will utilize and connect existing data sets – such as Medicaid, utility, and school data – to reveal insights into the effectiveness of housing policies and related public programs. Read More
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Housing Policy Matters

A commentary by Vice President of U.S. Programs Julia Stasch, originally published in The Hill. Read More
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Poor Quality Housing Is Tied to Children’s Emotional and Behavioral Problems

Housing quality and housing stability matter to children’s well-being, according to MacArthur-supported research detailed in a How Housing Matters Policy Brief. Read More
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Travel, Tourism Workers Struggle to Cover Housing

In the midst of a housing and economic recovery, many travel and tourism sector workers struggle to afford housing in metro areas across the country, according to a new report by the Center for Housing Policy. Read More
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Rental Housing in the New Economy

The Preservation Compact recently gathered experts for its first annual conference "Rental Housing in the New Economy" to discuss and plan for how to best protect affordable rental housing stock. Read More
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Evaluating the Homebuyer Tax Credit and Other Policies

A series of $22 billion in tax credits approved in 2009-2010 intended to stimulate housing demand did produce modest results in the short term. Read More
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Housing Partnership Equity Trust Acquires Second Property

The MacArthur-supported Housing Partnership Equity Trust has expanded its portfolio by purchasing a multifamily property in California. Read More
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The Preservation Compact: Preserving Chicagoland's Future

The Preservation Compact brings together the region's public, private, and nonprofit leaders to preserve affordable multifamily rental housing in Cook County. Read More
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How Housing Matters Survey Finds American Attitudes Transformed by Housing Crisis, Changes in Lifestyle

National Opinion Survey finds strong support for Rental housing and more balanced national housing policy, even as Americans believe the housing crisis continues. Read More
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Lessons From Chicago's Public Housing Transformation

The key successes and challenges faced by the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and its residents are explored in a new series of five research briefs by the Urban Institute. Read More