For 34 years, LIIF has provided creative capital solutions to support facilities across America. LIIF is invested – not only in homes, schools and community centers – but in innovation and collaboration.

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Dear Friends:

At LIIF, we strive every day to build and preserve healthy, vibrant and equitable communities. Yet, many have experienced strong headwinds this year, with a growing wealth gap, increasing displacement pressures on low income families and people of color and natural disasters threatening the resilience of our cities and towns. In a time of great challenges, individuals and organizations are rallying to support the most vulnerable communities. You can count LIIF and our partners among them...

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LIIF partners to bring groundbreaking capital solutions and multi-use facilities and services to low-income communities.

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We invest in local efforts to increase access to amenities and resources for marginalized groups and people of color.

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How we’re working to build more affordable homes and inclusive communities while curbing displacement pressures.

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Our Impact

Since 1984, LIIF has invested capital to increase the supply of affordable homes and critical community facilities. Our investments have created jobs and expanded amenities and services for millions of Americans, 97% of whom are low-income.

$2.4 billion invested in communities

2.1 million people served

$62 billion in benefits to families and communities

159,000 jobs created

77,000 homes built

100,000 K-12 school slots created

270,000 early care & education slots created

35 million sqft of health clinic, community and commercial space created

& Integration

To address the complex, interconnected causes of poverty, we need interconnected solutions. Integrated developments – or multi-use projects such as affordable housing co-located with employment or health services – offer cost savings, improved health outcomes and pathways to economic stability. LIIF relies on our regional expertise and longstanding partnerships to address local needs. Below are a few projects from the past year that exemplify LIIF’s innovative financing to support integrated development.

A National Model for Co-Located Health & Housing

Just east of Hwy 205 in Portland, OR, car dealerships rest on large lots, and homeless encampments stretch out under the highway. In this neighborhood, one-third of residents live in poverty, but a towering building sealed with blue construction wrapper signifies opportunity. When it opens in 2019, the Blackburn Building will offer 175 affordable and transitional housing units in addition to medical, recovery and employment services for 3,000 individuals each year.

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Advancing Equity

At the center of LIIF’s work is our belief that every American deserves a fair chance at a healthy life with access to opportunity. LIIF, too, is taking a hard look at the way we think about advancing social justice and equity and asking ourselves: What more can we do? The following stories highlight a few ways in which we’ve bolstered women- and minority-owned early care and education businesses, invested in diverse-by-design charter schools and supported grassroots initiatives.

Expanding Access to High-Quality Early Care and Education

Access to high-quality early care and education (ECE) is a crucial and cost-efficient investment in a child’s long-term economic mobility, yet it is increasingly out-of-reach for families. In the past year, ECE costs have risen sharply, and in 28 states, center-based care is more expensive than one year of public university tuition. At the same time, there has been a growing national movement for universal Pre-K (UPK), and more local governments have proclaimed plans for UPK expansion, creating a national need for ECE slots.

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Bolstering Communities

Over the next 25 years, the U.S. population is projected to grow by 70 million people, increasing demand for homes and schools, and increasing pressure on numerous high-density neighborhoods. LIIF is partnering with local and national groups to advance projects that reduce displacement, concentrated poverty and gentrification, while growing well-planned, transit-connected communities.

A Win Against Displacement in America’s Most Expensive City

On the prominent San Francisco Mission Street corridor between two metro stations, a tattered two-story building covered with graffiti and fliers has sat abandoned for nearly a decade. Once a historic art deco storefront, the building is currently being redeveloped into a multi-use home to approximately 63 housing units (available to families earning 80-120% of Area Median Income), a Head Start early care and education center and a longstanding local dance company.

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