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How Housing Matters Conference

November 2, 2011   8:30 am - 5:30 pm


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Housing matters. Access to secure and affordable housing impacts children’s education, employment opportunities, physical and mental health, and long-term neighborhood development.

The innovative day-long conference presented inter-disciplinary new research and case studies from across the U.S. that informed both policymakers and practitioners. The program built on the MacArthur Foundation’s five-year, $25 million dollar How Housing Matters initiative, as well as on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s strategic initiative exploring housing as a platform for education, health, and economic opportunity.

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How Housing Matters: Opening Remarks


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How Housing Matters: Keynote Conversation


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Housing as a Platform for Education


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Housing as Platform for Economic Opportunity


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How Housing Matters Research Network Overview


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Housing as a Platform for Health


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Evidence to Policy and Practice


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The How Housing Matters conference is a project of the National Building Museum in partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Office of Policy Development & Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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