Edward Waters College (EWC) is Florida’s first Historically Black College or University (HBCU), and has played an indispensable role in providing higher educational opportunities to thousands of students of color, many of them first-generation college students. Reinvestment Fund provided financing to the private, non-profit HBCU in Jacksonville, transforming the College’s financial health and positioning it for long term financial stability.Read Story
The communities we serve are feeling the deep financial and social impacts of COVID-19. Reinvestment Fund is working with our borrowers and partners to help them access local, state, federal and philanthropic emergency resources as they become available. Our goal is to help alleviate some of the immediate financial pressures and ultimately to preserve local assets.Learn more
Award caps $30,000 in employee-led charitable contributions in 2020
Reinvestment Fund today announced two nonprofits as the winners of its annual Community Champion Award: 215 People’s Alliance and Tenant Union Representative Network (TURN). Based in Philadelphia, both organizations have been very active in COVID response and are particularly aligned with Reinvestment Fund’s own efforts around food justice and reforms to reduce evictions.
“At a time when the coronavirus pandemic has upended lives in so many ways, 215 People’s Alliance and Tenant Union Representative Network have been extraordinary in their efforts to support families and communities,” said Amanda High, Reinvestment Fund’s Chief of Strategic Initiatives. “We are delighted to honor these organizations with this award and to shine a light on their outstanding work.”Read More
A research brief by Reinvestment Fund and the Housing Initiative at Penn (HIP) that examines the experiences and perspectives of residential rental property owners and managers in Philadelphia. The brief examines challenges that landlords faced—including how they dealt with evictions—prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic; new or increased difficulties stemming from the pandemic; and landlords’ engagement with and attitudes towards programs aimed at stabilizing tenants in rental housing. The brief also presents considerations for policymakers as they contemplate both short-term and long-term strategies to reduce housing instability.