$25M initiative studying 'How Housing Matters'

MacArthur Foundation seeking research proposals

The nonprofit behind the "genius grant" awards — the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation — is seeking to fund research that shows how housing impacts the economy, as well as individual, community and regional economic success.

The MacArthur Foundation is accepting research abstracts until Jan. 11 for the final year of a five-year, $25 million research initiative, "How Housing Matters to Families and Communities." Individuals, nonprofits, academic institutions, and units of government are eligible to apply.