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News July 26, 2022

How Ensuring the Success of Developers of Color Can Increase Atlanta’s Affordable Housing Supply

 
 
News May 10, 2022

Capitalizing Child Care

 
 
News April 28, 2022

Atlanta’s Affordability Challenge

 
 
News March 28, 2022

CDFIs are Empowering Women through Investment

 
 
News March 15, 2022

Reinvestment Fund Selected to ImpactAssets 50 2022

 
 
News February 24, 2022

Innovative Partnerships with Community Development Financial Institutions

 
 
News February 23, 2022

Reinvestment Fund’s HBCU Brilliance Fund Welcomes Inaugural Investment

 
 
News December 15, 2021

Celebrating Criminal Justice Champions in Georgia

 
 
News November 22, 2021

Museums and Libraries: The indispensable connective tissue that keeps healthy communities together

 
 
News September 20, 2021

Building an Equitable Food System: America’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative & other Tools for Increasing Food Access

 
 
News September 20, 2021

Centering Equity in Education

 
 
News August 23, 2021

Making Housing Safety and Stability a Priority

 
 
News July 26, 2021

Rabbit out of A Hat: How a local nonprofit developer is working magic for mission

 
 
News June 28, 2021

At 53 Years Old, Will the Fair Housing Act Finally Address Segregation?

 
 
News May 31, 2021

Investing in a Sustainable Region

 
 
News May 31, 2021

Small But Mighty: How Small-Scale Developers Are Reimagining Atlanta’s Affordable Housing Playbook

 
 

Integrated Transactions: An Emerging Focus for Community Development

This paper examines the growing range of development models from projects that integrate two or more sectors. Integrated projects are increasingly a strategy used to deliver deeper impact to low-income communities by connecting a range of critical components from mixed-income housing to health centers to grocery stores.

 
 

Targeting Investment in the Arts: Part 4

In Baltimore, Reinvestment Fund is developing a strategy to target investment in the arts to low-income communities in Central Baltimore, where it can catalyze and build on other complementary efforts. For one year, our Creative Placemaking Fellow, Rebecca Chan, was charged with the task of developing best practices for financing the arts in distressed neighborhoods in ways that build community among both new and existing residents.

 
 

Targeting Investment in the Arts: Part 3

Artists value the process of remaking space and help reveal the potential for recovery inherent in many urban neighborhoods. In both the redevelopment of discrete buildings and incremental renewal of large districts, they provide entrepreneurial energy to the task of preserving something old through the development of something new.

 
 

Targeting Investment in the Arts: Part 2

In Baltimore, Reinvestment Fund is developing a strategy to target investment in the arts to low-income communities in Central Baltimore, where it can catalyze and build on other complementary efforts. For one year, our Creative Placemaking Fellow, Rebecca Chan, was charged with the task of developing best practices for financing the arts in distressed neighborhoods in ways that build community among both new and existing residents.

 
 

Targeting Investment in the Arts: Part 1

In Baltimore, Reinvestment Fund is developing a strategy to target investment in the arts to low-income communities in Central Baltimore, where it can catalyze and build on other complementary efforts. For one year, our Creative Placemaking Fellow, Rebecca Chan, was charged with the task of developing best practices for financing the arts in distressed neighborhoods in ways that build community among both new and existing residents.

 
 

Investing for Community Impact

Presentation by Ira Goldstein, Reinvestment Fund’s President of Policy Solutions, to the Jefferson Education Society in Erie, PA on CDFIs, lending, research & practice.

 
 

Reinvestment Fund: Lending, Research and Practice

Presentation by Ira Goldstein, Reinvestment Fund’s President of Policy Solutions to the Women in Real Estate (WREN) on CDFIs, lending, research & practice.

 
 

Impacts of Changes in the Home Mortgage Market on Hispanic Homeowners in Pennsylvania and Delaware

Commissioned by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (FHLB) and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, Reinvestment Fund studied the impact of changes in the housing and mortgage markets on Hispanics in Pennsylvania and Delaware. The analysis focuses in Berks, Lancaster, Lehigh, Northampton and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania and New Castle County in Delaware. Together these counties are home to more than 60% of the Hispanics in the region.  Also included in this study was a review of the available housing counseling resources, and counseling specifically available to those persons for whom Spanish is their primarily language. Reinvestment Fund’s research partner on this project is the National Council of La Raza.

 
 

Rediscovering a Public Purpose in Financial Services

Paper co-authored by former our CEO Jeremy Nowak and Ellen Seidman of ShoreBank for the Opportunity Finance Network.

 
 

Civic Lessons: How CDFIs Can Apply Market Realities to Poverty Alleviation

A discussion of the social and economic trends that influence poverty alleviation policies and strategies, the result of these trends, the argument that community development financial institutions (CDFIs) can be one source from which regional civic intermediaries can be created, and examples of CDFI regional intermediary roles.