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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. Read More
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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. Read More
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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. Read More
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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 ... Read More
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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. Read More
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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. Read More
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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. Read More
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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. Read More
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Housing Partnership Equity Trust Launches With $100 Million In Funding For Affordable Multifamily Housing

The newly formed Housing Partnership Equity Trust today announced it has raised $100 million and has begun investing in multifamily properties. Read More
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Multifamily Housing Offers Opportunity For Utilities To Meet Energy Efficiency Goals

For utilities seeking to meet energy efficiency goals, the multifamily housing sector represents a sizable opportunity achieve energy savings through target energy efficiency programs. Read More
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Energy Efficiency Programs for Multifamily Buildings An Untapped Opportunity

With whole-house energy retrofits growing in popularity, the report finds multifamily buildings represent a large and mostly untapped potential for saving energy. Read More
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Tools Explore New Thinking About Affordable Rental Housing

The National Housing Conference and Center for Housing Policy have created a suite of new materials exploring lifecycle underwriting, a new way of thinking about the costs of affordable multifamily rental housing. Read More
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Report Recommends New Systems for Housing Finance and Federal Rental Assistance

A bipartisan commission of former Cabinet secretaries, former senators, and other leading housing and economic experts have unveiled recommendations for a new framework for housing policy, which the commission says intend to further the nation’s ... Read More
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Improving Energy Efficiency for California’s Low-Income Renters

California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that aims to improve low-income renters’ access to energy efficiency programs by making renters and landlords eligible for repair and replacement of furnaces and hot water heaters under the utilities ... Read More
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MacArthur's Signature Housing Preservation Effort Replicated

MacArthur's initiative to support the preservation of affordable rental housing in Chicagoland, the Preservation Compact, is being replicated. Read More