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LIIF’s Joe Fretwell Offers Testimony on Washington, D.C. Child Care

LIIF Joe Fretwell recently offered recommendations at two hearings. The topics were how a robust, quality supply of child care is essential to the District’s ability to achieve various economic development, growth and planning goals of the Council and the Mayor, plus how the District can be more proactive in efforts to support child-development facilities…

LIIF Submits Comment Letter on Head Start

LIIF submitted a comment letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in response to a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) aimed at strengthening the Head Start program.   The proposed changes add new requirements to the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) to support and stabilize…

LIIF Signs on to Letter to FHFA Around Updating Energy Codes

Together with nearly 80 groups, LIIF sent a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). The ask? To lower housing costs for renters and homeowners by updating energy codes with modern energy-efficiency standards. This a win-win for our pocketbooks and our environment. Read the letter.

LIIF Submits Comment Letter on Capital Magnet Fund to CDFI Fund

Responding to the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund)’s Request for Information (RFI) around the Capital Magnet Fund (CMF), LIIF has submitted a comment letter. The CDFI Fund’s latest RFI will help to enhance and increase the impact of CMF, streamline or minimize the administrative burden on CMF Applicants and Award Recipients, as…

LIIF’s Support of the Housing Crisis Response Act of 2023

LIIF has signed on in support of the Housing Crisis Response Act of 2023, which would provide more than $150 billion in fair and affordable housing investments. This represents the single largest investment in affordable housing in our nation’s history. These funds would create nearly 1.4 million accessible homes, helping 294,000 households afford their rent…

LIIF Responds to EPA’s Request for Information on the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

On Monday, Dec. 5, the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) submitted detailed comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with recommendations to ensure the Agency’s implementation of the new Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) is equitable, effective and prioritizes the most-vulnerable people and communities, GGRF is a new $27 billion program enacted as part of…