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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.
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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Affordable Multifamily Properties to Benefit from City of Chicago Retrofit Initiative

The City of Chicago has launched the Residential Partnership to accelerate the number of retrofits being completed in single family and multifamily apartment buildings.
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Community Investment Corporation, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Community Investment Corporation supports owners and operators of multifamily rental properties to help stabilize communities in Chicago.
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Report Projects Up to $3.4 Billion Savings for Apartments Upping Energy Efficiency

More partnerships between building owners and utilities companies are necessary, as is regulatory policy that supports the alignment of efficiency standards with utility business models.
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CDFIs Gain New Support and Visibility

Opportunity Finance Network's recent national conference featured announcements of new support for community development financial institutions.

Tool Offers Energy-Saving Help for Illinois Homeowners

My Home EQ helps single-family homeowners in Northern Illinois gauge their energy use, create personalized plans to save energy, and helps pay for improvements with the money they save.

Study Links Weak Economy to Shortage of Affordable Rental Housing

The need for affordable rental housing in Cook County has increased substantially in the last decade and is expected to continue growing, according to a study by the Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University.
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Affordable Housing Saved in DC Neighborhood

The MacArthur-supported National Housing Trust-Enterprise Preservation Corporation helped low- and moderate-income tenants buy their Washington, D.C., apartment back from developers and renovate it.

Furman Center Launches Database of NYC Subsidized Rental Housing

NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy and its Institute for Affordable Housing Policy launched the Subsidized Housing Information Project (SHIP), an interactive database with extensive information on nearly 235,000 units of ...