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Financing

Small Scale Developers

 

Reinvestment Fund provides financing that supports small scale housing developers as well as developers who are underrepresented in real estate development.

Aequo Fund

Reinvestment Fund financed a new investment vehicle that works with startup or undercapitalized Black, brown, women, and developers. Aequo Fund aims to level the playing field by providing capital, access, and support to historically marginalized developers so that they can be part of shaping their cities and neighborhoods. Formed by Ernst Valery, a frequent Reinvestment Fund partner, Aequo Fund invests in the acquisition, rehab and sale of single-family homes by developers seeking to gain experience and access to mentorship.

Aequo Fund

Backyard ATL

Reinvestment Fund, in partnership with Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership (ANDP), financed a demonstration project by Backyard ATL to preserve and expand affordable housing in South Atlanta. Backyard ATL is an innovative development model that builds affordable housing on land that would not otherwise serve the community. Backyard ATL designs and builds Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), which are small (up to 750 square feet) detached, residential structures typically located behind the primary residences on single-family lots. ADUs are fully functioning living spaces that include their own kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom facilities. ADUs are often built as extensions of a primary residence.

Backyard ATL

JUMPSTART

In Philadelphia, Reinvestment Fund is supporting the expansion of the Jumpstart program with a $3 million loan. Jumpstart helps start-up, small-scale property owners in Philadelphia redevelop housing in their neighborhoods. So far, 85% of participants in its training and loan program have been women and people of color, who are less likely to be able to secure affordable loan capital. Through the program, they will rehab vacant properties and those in poor condition for rent or sale at prices that are affordable for existing neighborhood residents.

JUMPSTART

Spring Garden Lending

Reinvestment Fund capitalized a new loan fund in Baltimore to provide short term construction loans for single family and small multifamily housing developers. Spring Garden Lending (SGL) makes short term loans to developers at an average of $200,000. The loans helps smaller developers acquire or renovate single family homes and small multi-family properties. The homes are expected to sell for between $200,000 and $300,000 on average or rent for $1,500-$2,000 per month—pricing that is accessible to buyers and renters at 80%-120% of the area median income.

Spring Garden Lending

Women’s Home Preservation

In Baltimore, Reinvestment Fund financing is helping Women’s Home Preservation, a mission-driven development firm focuses on creating housing stock that is accessible to single mothers and widows. WHP secured three properties on West Baltimore Street with support from Reinvestment Fund and is planning for a bustling commercial strip featuring locally owned restaurants, a retail showroom doubling as a tailoring apprentice program, and rental units with priority given to employees from nearby healthcare facilities and single mothers.

Women’s Home Preservation

For more information, contact

 
 
Robert Cox
Regional Director, Southeast
 
 
Michael Pokorny
Regional Director, MidAtlantic