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  • 2013

  • 01.29.13 | LIIF IN THE MEDIA

    Meals and Housing to Come Together in S.F.

    LIIF joined house Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other dignitaries on January 24 as they broke ground on the new St. Anthony’s Foundation (SAF) dining room in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. The new 40,000-square-foot dining room will enable SAF to serve more than 3,000 meals per day and expand its existing free clothing program, fresh food pantry and social work center…

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  • 01.28.13 | LIIF IN THE MEDIA

    Northside: Spartanburg Follows Atlanta Redevelopment Model

    A team of community stakeholders in Spartanburg, South Carolina are poised to begin a revitalization project aimed at transforming the city’s Northside neighborhood, one of the most troubled in the city, into a healthy and thriving community. City leaders intend to apply the lessons from Purpose Built Communities’ successful transformation of the East Lake neighborhood […]…

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  • 01.23.13 | LIIF IN THE MEDIA

    California Acquisition Fund Launches

    The launch of the Golden State Acquisition Fund (GSAF), recently featured in Affordable Housing Finance, will provide flexible acquisition financing to experienced nonprofit and for-profit developers and public agencies for the development or preservation of affordable housing throughout California. LIIF, along with six partner CDFIs, recently debuted the new $93 million GSAF program to support…

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  • 01.17.13 | LIIF IN THE MEDIA

    Searching for the Silver Lining in Financing Equitable TOD

    Over the past two decades, transit-oriented development (TOD) has emerged as a powerful tool for creating liveable communities that integrate affordable housing and community services with accessible transportation. More recently, the approach of equitable TOD has been gaining greater attention from leading voices in the affordable housing and TOD fields…

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  • 01.15.13 | LIIF IN THE MEDIA

    New Hope in the New Year for Sandy-Affected Businesses

    In a recent op-ed published in the Huffington Post, Mark Pinsky, President and CEO of Opportunity Finance Network, highlights the response of the CDFI industry in the devastating wake of Hurricane Sandy. Bringing attention to a number of projects that are helping to rebuild small businesses, healthy food providers, charter schools, low-income housing and community facilities, Mr. Pinsky places the spotlight on the key role of CDFIs — a common vision of making a difference for low income communities and people…

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  • 2012

  • 12.21.12 | LIIF IN THE MEDIA

    Rebuilding Sandy-Afflicted Neighborhoods With Healthy Food Options

    The lack of access to affordable, nutritious, and fresh foods remains a persistent problem as many parts of New York City and surrounding communities continue relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. In a recent op-ed on The Huffington Post, Karen Karp, President of Karp Resources, highlights the need to confront the already-strained healthy food supply that has been further depleted by Hurricane Sandy…

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  • 12.07.12 | LIIF IN THE MEDIA

    Public Charter Schools Grow Beyond ABCs with NMTCs

    The December issue of the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits features an article discussing how NMTCs are used in the charter school sector.…

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  • 11.20.12 | LIIF IN THE MEDIA

    NMTCs Fund School Purchase, Keep More Dollars in Classroom

    The November issue of the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits features a story about LIIF’s investment in the development of a campus for high-performing charter schools in Los Angeles, CA. Green Dot Public Schools is a leading charter management organization in Los Angeles with 18 schools that serve 8,300 students, 94% of whom are low income. The project was funded through the JPMorgan Chase NMTC Fund for High-Performing Charter Schools…

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  • 10.23.12 | LIIF IN THE MEDIA

    Year-round Regional Farmers Market Planned for Broome County

    LIIF is providing financing to Broome County for the construction of a permanent farmer’s market in a public park in Binghamton, NY. As part of LIIF’s New York Healthy Food & Healthy Communities (HFHC) Fund, the project will provide a consistent and permanent source of fresh produce to a surrounding community that currently lacks access […]…

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  • 10.10.12 | LIIF IN THE MEDIA

    Moving from Poverty to Prosperity: An Integrated Approach to Community Development

    By 2010, just over 46 million people fell below the U.S. Census Bureau’s official poverty line. In an exclusive commentary for Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, a leading non-partisan forum on poverty, LIIF president and CEO Nancy O. Andrews and David Erickson of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco put the U.S. experience with poverty in an community context, arguing for a holistic approach to help today’s struggling low income families.…

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