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Preserving Affordable Housing in Chicago

A case study by the Urban Institute shows how a community development financial institution (CDFI) connected with local buyers to bring a long-vacant building back into the housing stock in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. Read More
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Innovations in Preserving Affordable Housing

A series of case studies by the Urban Institute provides insights into how developers around the country have navigated complex policy and financing environments to preserve affordable housing. Read More
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Assessing Chicago Public Schools’ Budget Proposal

Chicago Public Schools’ proposed FY2017 budget remains out of balance, relying on uncertain funding and one-time measures in order to close a $1.1 billion operating deficit, according to an analysis by the MacArthur-supported Civic Federation. Read More
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Veterans and Youth On a Joint Mission for Healing

The innovative Urban Warriors program at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago pairs combat veterans with youth exposed to violence. Read More
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Climate Change Key Contributor to Louisiana Flooding

The natural disaster in southern Louisiana was made worse by heavy rainfall events connected to climate change, according to Climate Signals, a science-based platform that catalogs the impacts of climate change in real time. Read More
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Collaboration to Create New Interactive Conversations About Race

POV and The New York Times will create new forms of documentary and interactive content aimed at reporting and exploring how race is lived today. Read More