Developers of Color from Around the U.S. Convene in Atlanta for Elite Program to Advance Racial Equity in the Vastly Underrepresented Housing Industry

Housing developers of color will convene in Atlanta this week as part of the Growing Diverse Housing Developers (GDHD) initiative, a long-term commitment to create equitable housing solutions around the country. Led by four mission-driven Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation, GDHD is working to improve affordable home availability throughout urban and underserved communities. Overall, the initiative aims to increase the number of racially diverse developers nationally to combat the significant lack of representation in the real estate development industry.

TA Hub Launches, Meeting Need for Comprehensive Online Site for New York City Home-Based Child Care Providers

A collective of early care and learning partners – Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF), All Our Kin, ParentChild+ and Ramapo for Children – have announced the launch of the TA Hub (https://fccarenyc.org). Officially named Family Child C.A.R.E. NYC, this comprehensive online resource offers free, culturally responsive technical assistance (TA) in any of the five boroughs of New York City. The focus is on home-based family child care providers of color, who are often from and serve historically excluded communities. TA Hub is supported by the Early Childhood Partners NYC at The New York Community Trust.

LIIF Applauds New Executive Order to Advance Racial Equity and Strengthen Support for Underserved Communities  

“Despite the meaningful progress that the Biden-Harris Administration has made, the reality is that underserved communities — many of whom have endured generations of discrimination and disinvestment — still confront unacceptable barriers to equal opportunity and the American Dream.” Those words from President Biden’s latest Executive Order (EO) say it all — and perfectly align with LIIF’s mission that “everyone in the United States should benefit from living in a community of opportunity, equity and well-being.” 

LIIF Decries Recent Spate of Gun Violence in California, Stands with AAPI Community

A dance hall in Monterey Park. Farms in Half Moon Bay. A music-video set in Oakland. Yet three more locales – this time all in California in just two days – added to the nation’s growing list of places where mass shootings have taken place. LIIF takes this moment to reaffirm our support for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, and all others impacted by these recent tragedies.