Today, NHC and its research affiliate the Center for Housing Policy were honored with the “2009 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions” as part of an international announcement made by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. As co-recipients of the award, NHC and the Center for Housing Policy are among only a handful of organizations worldwide selected to receive the honor, which is part of the Foundation’s tradition of encouraging creativity and building effective institutions in order to help address some of the world’s most challenging problems.
According to the Foundation, NHC and the Center for Housing Policy were chosen because, together, they make a case for coherent, cost-effective housing policy and legislation that are interlinked with other important investments in transportation, schools, healthcare and the environment.
Additional recipients of the “2009 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions” include: Access to Justice in Lagos, Nigeria; Caribbean Natural Resource Institute in Port of Spain, Trinidad; Center for Neighborhood Technology in Chicago, Illinois; Centre for Independent Social Research, St. Petersburg, Russia; Chicago Community Loan Fund, Chicago, Illinois; Mahila SEWA Trust in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India; and Women of the Don Region in Novocherkassk, Russia.
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