Affordable Housing

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Being able to afford a safe, quality home enables parents to work, save money and invest more resources in their children’s health and education. LIIF was founded over a quarter century ago to promote affordable housing as a primary way to help families escape poverty. Investing in building and improving affordable homes for low income people remains a cornerstone of LIIF’s poverty alleviation strategy. Through this program LIIF has financed tens of thousands of homes nationwide and saved families billions in household expenses.


Stable housing creates stable families that can provide for their children’s health and education.

  • $29.5 billion in social value created
  • $1.2 billion invested
  • 219,000 people in affordable homes
  • 78,000 homes for low income families and individuals built or enhanced

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LIIF provides financing for the development, rehabilitation and green retrofit of affordable homeownership and multifamily rental units, including special needs housing. LIIF also invests in housing constructed alongside other community facilities, such as transit-oriented developments and housing co-located with child care centers, in order to build healthy, vibrant communities.
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For more than 25 years, LIIF has invested in affordable homes to support people’s ability to lift themselves out of poverty. LIIF’s housing investments have ranged from high-design supportive housing developments in Southern California, to affordable homeownership opportunities in Rhode Island, to equitable co-ops in the Bay Area. Each project has meant a safe, stable place to live and a chance to plan for the future for a low income person or family.
Examples of Affordable Housing Projects


LIIF plays an active role in the housing finance policy reform debate and advocates for policies that support affordable housing development across the nation.
More about Our Affordable Housing Policy Work

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