LIIF Opens Public Policy Office in Washington, D.C.

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The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) announced today that it has opened a new Federal Policy office in Washington, D.C. and hired Corey Carlisle, LIIF’s new Director of Federal Policy, to lead its national policy initiatives. LIIF’s President and CEO Nancy O. Andrews noted, “Our policy efforts open the door to thousands of new opportunities – whether it be a new affordable home, quality child care or a brighter educational future – for low income people and communities. Opening an office in Washington, D.C. and having Mr. Carlisle lead our policy activities will improve our ability to be more responsive and aggressive about what we care most about – helping the very poor.” With a career in banking, national housing policy, and legislative work on Capitol Hill, Mr. Carlisle is uniquely suited to educate and inform the public debate about the impact of investing in America’s communities. Prior to joining LIIF, Mr. Carlisle worked for Mortgage Bankers Association, where he served as the Senior Director of Governmental Affairs.

As a leader in the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) field, LIIF is making a critical difference through its policy work to help alleviate poverty for disadvantaged communities throughout the country. Strategic about its policy focus, LIIF prioritizes issues that are cross-cutting and central to its mission and business. LIIF’s agenda focuses on two key areas: protecting mainstay community capital programs; and supporting innovative, new initiatives to grow the entire community development field. Within these two broad focal points, LIIF intends to advance the community capital industry nationwide and ultimately help to mobilize public resources for distressed communities across the country. LIIF’s policy program will help to address the epidemic of poverty continually faced by 37 million Americans day after day.

LIIF’s national public policy program is supported in part by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.