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Record Number of Renters Face Severe Affordability Problems

Despite a strong rebound in multifamily construction, tight rental markets continue to make it difficult for low- and moderate-income renters to find housing they can afford. 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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"Philanthropy Must Move Fast to Support Efforts to Curb Climate Change"

MacArthur President Julia Stasch and Chairman of the Robertson Foundation Julian Robertson in this commentary discuss the need for urgent action in addressing climate change. Read More
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Grant Competition Challenges Teachers to Innovate

The 2015 LRNG Innovators Challenge is seeking proposals from teachers committed to exploring how learning experiences can move fluidly and coherently across the spheres of formal and informal learning. Read More
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Senior Housing Coordinators Help Reduce Hospital Admissions

A study of 9,000 adults by LeadingAge and The Lewin Group finds the availability of an on-site service coordinator, such as a social worker, at federally subsidized senior housing reduced hospital admissions among residents by ... Read More
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Mapping the Intersection of Interactive Documentaries and Digital Journalism

The wisdom and experience of journalists and documentarians in the interactive domain offer ways to achieve new levels of journalistic excellence and impact, according to a report by the MIT Open Documentary Lab. Read More
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U.S. Can Lead By Example at Paris Climate Talks

A fact sheet by the Sierra Club explains how an unprecedented wave of coal plant retirements has sent U.S. carbon emissions trending decisively downward, helping the United States deliver a strong pledge at this year ... Read More
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Chicago to Host Yearlong Festival Celebrating 400 Years of Shakespeare

More than 1,000 local and international artists will participate in a yearlong arts festival in 2016, celebrating the vibrancy, relevance, and reach of Shakespeare 400 years after the playwright’s death in 1616. Read More
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Game Design Challenge Centered On Risk of Nuclear Weapons

A $10,000 Games for Change design competition is calling on the creativity and collaborative problem-solving abilities of the gaming community to foster greater understanding of nuclear proliferation and related safety and security challenges. Read More
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Assessing Eligibility of the U.S. Immigrant Population to Nationalize

This report provides detailed estimates of the eligible-to-naturalize in an effort to assist decision-makers in developing strategies to identify and assist immigrants. Read More
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Assessing Companies’ Digital Rights Practices

The majority of the world’s most powerful Internet and telecommunications companies fail to disclose key information about practices affecting users’ rights, according to a report. Read More
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Lessons From the Great Recession

A report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities finds that measures taken to stem the 2008 Great Recession and financial crisis prevented the economy from tumbling into a 1930s-style Great Depression. Read More
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Engaging Latinos in Investing for Social Good

Latino investors can now participate in a social impact investment fund that supports low-income communities in Latin America and in Latino communities across the United States. Read More
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Report Examines How Youth Use New Media for Civic Engagement

The report explores how civic youth use Facebook, Twitter, and other online platforms to help address issues that matter in their communities and the world. Read More