New portal surfaces research on benefits of housing

'How Housing Matters' has support of MacArthur Foundation

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has launched an online portal dedicated to highlighting housing's role in individual and neighborhood well-being. "How Housing Matters" serves up research and news that connects housing with a broad range of topics, focusing on the links between housing and "better educational opportunities and outcomes for children; stronger foundations for family and community economic stability; and healthier, more productive individuals and neighborhoods," according to ULI, which is a nonprofit education and research institute. The website is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and managed by the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing. The MacArthur Foundation has invested over $25 million in research projects exploring how decent, stable, affordable housing may lead to strong families and vibrant communities, according to ULI. Those projects, along with research funded by others, are showing that housing does more than jus...