Preserving Affordable Rental Housing

Our $150 million Window of Opportunity: Preserving Affordable Rental Housing initiative seeks to preserve and improve affordable rental housing nationwide.

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Four Lessons from Four Decades of Impact Investing

Managing Director of Impact Investments Debra Schwartz articulates four key lessons from the Foundation's impact investments work spanning more than 30 years.
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$100 Million Fund Continues Critical Efforts to Preserve Affordable Rental Housing

A $100 million fund will make available flexible capital to nonprofit housing providers so they can acquire quickly properties that are at risk of becoming unaffordable.
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An Evaluation of MacArthur's Window of Opportunity: Preserving Affordable Rental Housing Initiative

This evaluation assess whether the Window of Opportunity initiative achieved its goals, as well as to provide preservation actors and policymakers with lessons learned about effective preservation practices.
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Gulf Coast Housing Partnership Meets Post-Hurricane Affordable Housing Needs

The partnership has helped to develop more than $300 million in commercial and residential real estate, including more than 2,200 affordable homes and thousands of square feet of commercial space in the region.
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Chicago Announces Results of Energy Efficiency Competition

A six-month energy efficiency competition that engaged residents of Chicago's Humboldt Park and Logan Square neighborhoods resulted in an average 20 percent reduction in electric, gas, and water use, the city announced.
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Report Examines Resilience of Multifamily Housing

The challenges of retrofitting New York City’s multifamily housing stock against future climate threats, including the potential effect on the city’s limited stock of affordable housing, are examined in a report by the New ...
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Case Studies Look at Housing Preservation Efforts

The studies explore the history of properties and how they came to be preserved in Boston, Chicago, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
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U.S. Renters Face Growing Affordability Problems

The MacArthur-supported report finds affordability problems for renters have skyrocketed over the past decade both in number and the share of renters facing them.
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'Squared Away Chicago' App to Improve Tenant-Landlord Relationships

The app will also allow landlords to manage connections with building tenants and respond more quickly to inquiries or issues.
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The Cost of Being 'Crime Free'

A growing trend in Illinois and across the country of establishing crime free rental housing and nuisance property ordinances has costly consequences for tenant families, landlords, and entire communities.