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  • 2012

  • 02.21.12 | LIIF IN THE MEDIA

    Starbucks’ effort provides $50 million in small-biz loans

    The Orange County Register covered the progress of the Create Jobs for USA Initiative, noting that the campaign has granted $7 million to community development financial institutions, like LIIF so far. The article highlighted LIIF’s financing of a new campus for two schools operated by the Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools in Los Angeles. The […]…

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  • 02.16.12 | LIIF IN THE MEDIA

    New Ally for Sustainable Agriculture in the Finance Department

    A piece on the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Blog discusses the growing role that CDFIs are playing in supporting the growth of healthy, fresh food for underserved communities.…

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  • 02.16.12 | LIIF IN THE MEDIA

    Starbucks wristbands created these jobs

    LIIF’s support for the Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools is enabling the high-performing charter management organization to build a new campus for two schools. At full capacity, the schools will educate 1,000 students and employ 70 staff members. This project and LIIF’s investment were part of a feature on the Create Jobs for USA […]…

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  • 02.13.12 | LIIF IN THE MEDIA

    The Healthy Nonprofit Ecosystem

    A blog piece on the National Housing Institute’s Rooflines discusses the factors necessary to create a healthy ecosystem for community development. Along with nonprofits, public support, banks and philanthropy, author Michael Hickey says well-functioning intermediaries, like LIIF, are critical to making sure that resources get to where they need to be going. According to the […]…

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  • 02.08.12 | LIIF NEWS

    CDFIs v2.0: The Vision of a New Generation

    Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) launched the CDFIs v2.0 initiative in 2010 to bring together young professionals in the CDFI industry to discuss the future of the sector. LIIF’s Associate Director National Strategic Initiatives and Senior Loan Officer Hannah Blitzer was selected as one of the 26 participants in CDFIs v2.0 out of a pool of […]…

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  • 01.20.12 | LIIF IN THE MEDIA

    Which is better? Giving or Investing?

    LIIF’s support of St. John’s Bread & Life in New York City was featured in a thoughtful piece, “Which is better? Giving or Investing?” by Sally Boulter, Calvert’s Manager of Individual Initiatives, on the Calvert Foundation’s blog. The project, in which LIIF led a New Markets Tax Credit transaction to build a new, expanded facility […]…

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  • 01.17.12 | LIIF NEWS

    LIIF & Partners Recieve Affordable Housing Award from HCD

    The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) awarded a $23,250,000 loan as seed capital to implement the Golden State Acquisition Fund to finance affordable housing. The loan was awarded to a consortium of four nonprofit community development financial institutions (CDFIs), including LIIF, Enterprise Community Loan Fund, the Rural Community Assistance Corporation and Century Housing. […]…

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  • 01.15.12 | LIIF IN THE MEDIA

    The Pursuit of Affordable TODs

    The Winter issue of On Common Ground, the magazine published by the National Association of Realtors, featured an article about efforts across the country to ensure that affordable housing is incorporated with transit-oriented development. The piece includes examples of equitable TOD projects underway including projects LIIF has supported such as the Eddy & Taylor development […]…

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  • 2011

  • 11.25.11 | LIIF IN THE MEDIA

    School Board Fine-Tunes Improvements

    In other action, the board authorized the district to apply for free energy efficient upgrades through a Southern California Edison program during Tuesday’s regular meeting. The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of education authorized Chief Business Official Paul Reed to apply for the energy company’s Third Party Implemented Turnkey Program for free lighting system energy […]…

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  • 11.23.11 | LIIF IN THE MEDIA

    It’s a breath of FRESH air as supermarket breaks ground

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg broke ground yesterday on a 9,000-square-foot Key Food supermarket in South Beach, the latest in a series of new or expanded supermarkets that have been created around the city with the goal of bringing fresh fruits, vegetables and healthier food choices to underserved neighborhoods.…

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