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Author Schwartz, Heather L., author

Title Preservation of affordable rental housing : evaluation of the Macarthur Foundation's Window of Opportunity Initiative / Heather L. Schwartz, Raphael W. Bostic, Richard K. Green, Vincent J. Reina, Lois M. David, Catherine H. Augustine
Published Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand Corporation, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 148 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Rental housing and the role of preservation -- Window of Opportunity -- Case studies of Window of Opportunity -- Outcomes of Window of Opportunity
Summary "In 2000, the MacArthur Foundation began the Window of Opportunity initiative, a 20-year, $187 million project intended to help preserve privately owned affordable rental housing. The authors of this report assess whether the initiative achieved its goals and identify lessons learned about effective preservation practices. In doing so, they also provide a summary of the evolution of practices in preserving affordable rental housing, discuss challenges and opportunities for preservation going forward, and identify lessons learned that may help other philanthropies in their own philanthropic initiatives, even if they do not pertain to housing. The authors find that the MacArthur Foundation met most of its goals for Window of Opportunity. As the initiative nears its end, large nonprofit preservation developers/owners have greater financial capacity and reputation, there are more resources and vehicles for preservation, and, to a lesser degree, the policy environment has changed to the benefit of preservation. However, Window of Opportunity has not achieved its most ambitious federal policy goals and is likely to fall short of its target for the number of privately owned affordable rental housing that will be preserved"--Back cover
Notes "RR-1444-MCF"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-148)
Notes Print version record
Subject John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Housing policy -- United States.
Low-income housing -- United States.
Rental housing -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Augustine, Catherine H., 1968- author
Bostic, Raphael W., author
Davis, Lois M., author
Green, Richard K., author
Reina, Vincent J., author
ISBN 083309503X (electronic bk.)
9780833095039 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Evaluation of the Macarthur Foundation's Window of Opportunity Initiative