LIIF is dedicated to creating pathways of opportunity for low income people and communities.

Confronting Racial & Gender Inequity: Daniel A. Nissenbaum & Nancy O. Andrews

The spread of COVID-19 underscores the need to reimagine systems that have left people of color, women and marginalized groups behind. Former LIIF President & CEO Nancy Andrews recently sat down with LIIF CEO Daniel A. Nissenbaum to discuss how the field is facing up to hard questions about justice and inequity.


LIIF Rejects Harmful Dialogue Used in COVID-19 Conversations

A message from Daniel A Nissenbaum, LIIF CEO, calling on all people, and specifically our public officials, to reject efforts to stigmatize or scapegoat groups of people during this time.

A Message From LIIF on COVID-19

All of us at LIIF have been monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, and we wanted to share the steps we’re taking to keep our staff, borrowers, partners and communities safe. We recognize the severe dislocation occurring in the communities we serve, and we are in active discussions with our clients and government partners to consider relief efforts.

CEOs of Four National CDFI Loan Funds Comment on CRA Rulemaking

The CEOs of LIIF, Capital Impact Partners, IFF and Reinvestment Fund issued a joint statement outlining how oversimplified CRA metrics could damage local responsiveness and lessen social impact.

2019 Impact Report

Read the annual letter from LIIF’s CEO and Board Chairs, view our financial performance and explore stories of community impact across America.

LIIF Awarded $3 million from the D.C. Preservation Fund

LIIF will use the financing to preserve more homes in Washington, D.C. for low income families, who are at risk of displacement as rising rents push out longtime tenants. This financing will not just preserve homes; it will also improve property conditions and guarantee long-term affordability.

Investing in the Future by Preserving Federal Tax Credit Programs

New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) help nonprofits get access to financing that’s more flexible and affordable than they could get from traditional lenders. In Atlanta’s East Lake neighborhood and in communities around the country, NMTCs and other federal tax credit programs have helped to create opportunity for all residents.

LIIF Statement on Proposed Rule Changes to CRA

LIIF’s CEO Dan Nissenbaum released a statement on the proposed rule changes to the Community Reinvestment Act, sharing that our top priority is to ensure CRA continues to incentivize banks to support the most impactful community development activities.