|News: Reinvestment Fund welcomes new staff! Meet Olivia Chatman, Program Associate for Food Initiatives; Natasha Dowell, Lending Associate, Southeast; Rhonda Smith, Executive Assistant to our President & CEO; and Kareem Thomas, Managing Director of Credit.
Resource: New Reinvestment Fund report, funded by Abell Foundation, examines trends and geographic distribution of Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM)–also known as Reverse Mortgages–in Baltimore.
News: Reinvestment Fund CEO Don Hinkle-Brown and peers from IFF, Capital Impact Partners and Low Income Investment Fund weigh in on how the Biden-Harris Administration’s proposed Community Reinvestment Fund can invest in projects that build wealth in communities of color & rural communities.
News: With support from the Philadelphia Food Justice Initiative, Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha is relaunching a bulk food-buying club with hopes to ultimately empower the neighborhood.Read the story in Next City.
Resource: New report from Reinvestment Fund looks at demographic, economic, and housing market trends for New Orleans and offers policy recommendations aimed at recovery from pandemic shocks and addressing inequities.
News: Our 2020 Annual Report is available now! Read about how capital, data, and partnerships can be used to challenge injustice and deliver equitable solutions.
News: Small but mighty: How small-scale developers are reimagining Atlanta’s affordable housing playbook. Reinvestment Fund’s Robert Cox & Khaliff Davis spotlight this trend in a Saporta Report article.
News: We are pleased to partner with the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, peer CDFIs and local foundations on the new Community Guarantee Pool program that will unlock federal funds for nonprofits providing essential services in Metro Atlanta.
Resource: Since 2014, high-quality early childhood education in Philadelphia has grown by almost 50%, making room for more than 11,000 children every year in high-quality classrooms. Learn more about Philadelphia’s progress in early childhood education.
News: At 53 years old, will the Fair Housing Act finally address segregation? Reinvestment Fund’s Yonina Gray highlights how new leadership in the White House offers an opportunity to revisit policies intended to address racial inequities and persisting patterns of economic segregation in communities.
News: In West Dayton, Ohio, a neighborhood store is the first full-service grocer serving the local community in a decade, thanks to Reinvestment Fund support. Learn more about how after six years of organizing, Gem City Market is now open.
News: PolicyMap, in partnership with the Philadelphia Federal Reserve, announces the launch of the Delaware Child Care Map. An interactive mapping tool, it allows users to see the locations of licensed childcare providers & facilities alongside community indicators.
News: Reinvestment Fund is among 10 awardees receiving grants through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s Micro Lender Support Grant Program.
News: Rabbit out of a hat: How a local nonprofit developer is working magic for mission. Seen through the example of the Historic District Development Corporation, Reinvestment Fund’s Christina Szczepanski shares how good things can happen when development is led by residents.
News: Urge Congress to enact the Community Revitalization Fund, a new proposal to invest in community assets that build wealth for residents, increase community engagement, and strengthen civic infrastructure.