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  • 2017

  • 05.01.17 | LIIF NEWS

    Capital Magnet Fund: A Smart Solution for Affordable Housing and Community Development

    A safe, decent, affordable home is a key element of the American dream. The Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) is a Federal program that contributes to this vision. CMF was founded understanding that housing investments lead to stronger communities, stronger families and stronger futures. This, in turn, spurs regional and national economic growth. There is good […]…

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  • 04.26.17 | LIIF NEWS

    Every Seat Counts: Public-Private Partnerships to Preserve Affordable Child Care in San Francisco

    Each morning, parents on their way to work drop off more than 220 children at the Mission Child Care Consortium (MCC), nestled in the heart of San Francisco’s Excelsior District. Established in 1969, the center is the city’s largest child care facility. For parents in the Excelsior District, a historically working-class Latino neighborhood now facing […]…

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  • 03.28.17 | LIIF NEWS

    New Ideas, New Allies: How Unlikely Partnerships are Transforming Community Development

    What works to tackle poverty in the U.S.? How do we improve the prospects for every child in our country? Almost five years ago, the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) along with colleagues in the community development, private and public sectors sought answers to these difficult questions in the book, Investing in What Works for […]…

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  • 2016

  • 11.17.16 | LIIF NEWS

    LIIF Receives $85 Million New Markets Tax Credit Award

    The U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund has awarded LIIF $85 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation. In total, LIIF has been awarded $458 million in NMTCs since the program’s first allocation in 2007 to invest in high-impact projects that spur economic opportunity in low income communities. “From health clinics […]…

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  • 11.17.16 | LIIF NEWS

    Our Shared Future & Renewed Commitment

    We each want an opportunity to live up to our full potential and for our children to live in a better, brighter future. The recent election has raised serious questions about how we fulfill this promise amid deep ideological divisions and growing economic and social inequality. At the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF), we believe […]…

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  • 11.03.16 | LIIF NEWS

    Public Charter Schools as Partners in Tackling Segregation

    Sixty-two years ago, the Supreme Court decision in the Brown case outlawed formal racial segregation in our nation’s public schools. Forty-eight years ago, the federal Fair Housing Act outlawed racial discrimination in housing. While much good has been accomplished in the intervening years, racial isolation in housing continues to plague many metropolitan areas. Historical redlining, […]…

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  • 11.03.16 | LIIF NEWS

    Public Charter Schools as Partners in Tackling Segregation

    Sixty-two years ago, the Supreme Court decision in the Brown case outlawed formal racial segregation in our nation’s public schools. Forty-eight years ago, the federal Fair Housing Act outlawed racial discrimination in housing. While much good has been accomplished in the intervening years, racial isolation in housing continues to plague many metropolitan areas. Historical redlining, […]…

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  • 09.30.16 | LIIF NEWS

    LIIF Receives $50 Million through the Treasury’s Bond Guarantee Program

    This week, Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF) issued a $165 million bond in the fourth round of the US Treasury Department’s CDFI Bond Guarantee Program (BGP). LIIF is proud to receive $50 million during this round, which will support loans in many of our nation’s undeserved areas. “The CDFI Bond Guarantee Program has proven to fill a […]…

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  • 09.27.16 | LIIF NEWS

    CDFI Fund Awards $91.5 Million in Capital Magnet Funds

    The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) is proud to announce it has received a $3.7 million award from the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund’s Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) Program. In 2010, LIIF was the largest CMF awardee and leveraged its $6 million award into $130 million in investments, a ratio of 20 to 1. […]…

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  • 07.24.16 | LIIF NEWS

    Announcing SPARCC – A $90MM Investment in Creating Just and Equitable Places to Live

    From New Orleans to Ferguson to Flint, our nation continues to grapple with finding common ground and creating communities that live up to the ideal of justice for all. Many of the decisions we have made about housing, education, the environment and health have created places and systems that have failed low income residents and […]…

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