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  • 11.17.16 | LIIF NEWS

    LIIF Receives $85 Million New Markets Tax Credit Award

    The U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund has awarded LIIF $85 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation. In total, LIIF has been awarded $458 million in NMTCs since the program’s first allocation in 2007 to invest in high-impact projects that spur economic opportunity in low income communities. “From health clinics […]…

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  • 11.17.16 | LIIF NEWS

    Our Shared Future & Renewed Commitment

    We each want an opportunity to live up to our full potential and for our children to live in a better, brighter future. The recent election has raised serious questions about how we fulfill this promise amid deep ideological divisions and growing economic and social inequality. At the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF), we believe […]…

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  • 11.03.16 | LIIF NEWS

    Public Charter Schools as Partners in Tackling Segregation

    Sixty-two years ago, the Supreme Court decision in the Brown case outlawed formal racial segregation in our nation’s public schools. Forty-eight years ago, the federal Fair Housing Act outlawed racial discrimination in housing. While much good has been accomplished in the intervening years, racial isolation in housing continues to plague many metropolitan areas. Historical redlining, […]…

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  • 09.30.16 | LIIF NEWS

    LIIF Receives $50 Million through the Treasury’s Bond Guarantee Program

    This week, Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF) issued a $165 million bond in the fourth round of the US Treasury Department’s CDFI Bond Guarantee Program (BGP). LIIF is proud to receive $50 million during this round, which will support loans in many of our nation’s undeserved areas. “The CDFI Bond Guarantee Program has proven to fill a […]…

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  • 09.27.16 | LIIF NEWS

    CDFI Fund Awards $91.5 Million in Capital Magnet Funds

    The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) is proud to announce it has received a $3.7 million award from the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund’s Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) Program. In 2010, LIIF was the largest CMF awardee and leveraged its $6 million award into $130 million in investments, a ratio of 20 to 1. […]…

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  • 07.24.16 | LIIF NEWS

    Announcing SPARCC – A $90MM Investment in Creating Just and Equitable Places to Live

    From New Orleans to Ferguson to Flint, our nation continues to grapple with finding common ground and creating communities that live up to the ideal of justice for all. Many of the decisions we have made about housing, education, the environment and health have created places and systems that have failed low income residents and […]…

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  • 07.18.16 | LIIF NEWS

    Celebrations Commence at New South Bronx Community Hub

    A crowd gathered last week to celebrate the grand opening of Triangle Plaza Hub, a development that now provides access to nutritious food, health services and educational opportunities to residents of New York’s South Bronx community. Anchored by Fine Fare supermarket, the grocer will bring healthy, affordable food to one of New York’s largest food […]…

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  • 06.29.16 | LIIF NEWS

    Can you tackle poverty without taking on place?

    In a new article from Urban Institute, the organization offers evidence-based ideas on the importance of place when combating the effects of poverty. Where you come from has a deep and lasting impact on your ability to achieve the American Dream of upward economic mobility. What can be done about it? A series of antipoverty policies can […]…

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  • 06.23.16 | LIIF NEWS

    CDFIs Brief Congress on Innovative Community Investment Solutions

    On May 12, community development leaders met on Capitol Hill in briefings of staff to Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on the critical role that community development financial institutions (CDFIs) play in connecting low income communities with the capital markets. Bi-partisan co-sponsors, Congressman Jose Serrano and Congressman Robert Dold, supported a […]…

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  • 06.05.16 | LIIF NEWS

    A Million Square Feet of Opportunity

    In Memphis, Crosstown Arts is revitalizing a historic Sears building into a vertical urban village using arts as a catalyst for community change. …

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