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Reinvestment Fund is committed to making communities work for all people. We bring financial and analytical tools to partnerships that work to ensure that everyone has access to essential opportunities: affordable places to live, access to nutritious food and health care, schools where their children can flourish, and strong, local businesses that support jobs.

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Reinvestment Fund Promotes Two Executive Leaders
Posted January 28, 2022

Reinvestment Fund announced today that it is promoting two women to new executive leadership positions. Cheila Fernandez is Reinvestment Fund’s new Chief Operating Officer, providing strategic and operational leadership to ensure that priorities and allocation of resources align with the organization’s strategy and mission. Sara Vernon Sterman, Reinvestment Fund’s new Chief Program Officer, will lead strategy and operations for technical assistance, capacity-building, and grant programs at Reinvestment Fund.

“We are delighted to have two executives of exceptional skill and experience be part of the leadership team responsible for Reinvestment Fund’s future growth,” said Donald Hinkle-Brown, President and CEO of Reinvestment Fund. “Cheila and Sara bring decades of experience in building and maintaining processes and systems.”

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Featured Publication
Words from the Field: Practitioner Perspectives on Eviction Process Improvements in Philadelphia
Published 2021

Since April 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic and the evictions moratorium have drastically reduced Landlord-Tenant court activity, allowing Philadelphia renters to stay in their homes during a period when an eviction would subject them to risk of contracting and spreading the virus. If the moratorium set to expire on July 31st 2021 is not extended, notwithstanding innovations like pre-filing mediation and rental assistance, there will be a backlog of cases to process in court and the amount of pressure under which at least some tenants (and landlords) will be operating will be heightened. It is a critically important time to address decisions around court procedures and resources to ensure that the eviction process operates in a way that is both fair and efficient for all parties. Our newest research brief looks at the process in Philadelphia and identifies ways in which the court experience can be improved and made more equitable for both tenants and landlords as the city emerges from the pandemic.