M.A., City Planning with a Certificate in Real Estate Design and Development, University of Pennsylvania
B.F.A., Writing for Screen and Television, University of Southern California
Impact Assessment, Program Evaluation, Food Access, City and Regional Planning, Affordable Housing, Real Estate
As Reinvestment Fund’s Impact Analyst, Kevin Reeves assesses the outcomes and impacts of Reinvestment Fund’s loans, grants, and New Markets Tax Credits investments. Additionally, he completed the 2018 update to Reinvestment Fund’s Limited Supermarket Access (LSA) Analysis and a case study evaluation of Colorado Enterprise Fund’s Fresh Food Lending program. Mr. Reeves is the author or co-author of Assessing Place-Based Access to Healthy Food: The Limited Supermarket Access (LSA) Analysis, Linking the Network: Colorado Enterprise Fund’s Partnerships to Improve Colorado’s Food System through Healthy Food Financing to Small Businesses, and Growing a Healthy Food Financing Program: ReFresh and Colorado Enterprise Fund.
Previously he supported Reinvestment Fund as a project consultant, writing regional retail grocery market structure and food access analyses for the JP Morgan Chase-supported ReFresh Initiative, compiling community demographic and economic profiles for the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation, cleaning and processing data for the 2016 Selma Market Value Analysis (MVA) and the 2015 New Orleans MVA, and designing the Strategic Acquisition Plan report for the Philadelphia Neighborhood Gardens Trust.
Since 2014, Reinvestment Fund’s Fund for Quality (FFQ) and Early Childhood Education Loan Fund (ECE-LF) have been making investments to support the expansion of high-quality Early Childhood Education (ECE) opportunities throughout Philadelphia. From 2014 to 2019, the FFQ and ECE-LF have supported 51 projects at 46 unique centers, which have created or preserved 3,246 ECE high-quality seats across the city. These seats serve a diverse population of high-need families across the city.
Reinvestment Fund and its partners – the City of Philadelphia Office of Children and Families, Public Health Management Corporation and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey – surveyed parents who have used or intend to use childcare in Philadelphia.
Across the country, 17.3 million rural U.S. residents lack equitable access to supermarkets. Reinvestment Fund’s new Rural Food Access Investment Area (RFAIA) analysis, uses 2012-2106 Census data to determine 11.3 million underserved rural residents live in areas that could support new or expanded food retail options. Despite the need for improved access to fresh and healthy foods in rural areas, many analyses of food access—and many investments to improve food access—have focused on urban areas.
A working paper exploring the Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH) phenomenon. The paper derives learnings from interviews conducted with practitioners, funders, developers and policymakers. Those learnings are also rooted in data on the NOAH stock and the types of markets wherein NOAH seems to be most effectively created. The paper concludes with a thought experiment about how the power of the market could be harnessed to support the production and preservation of NOAH for modest-income households in a way that is both responsive to the realities of the housing market in general as well as to local market conditions.
Despite gains over the past decade, limited access to healthy food continues to affect urban and rural communities across the United States. Financing the construction of new supermarkets and the expansion of existing stores is one of the primary strategies to increase access to sources of healthy food in underserved communities. Reinvestment Fund’s Limited Supermarket Access (LSA) analysis is a tool to help investors and policymakers identify areas across the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia that have both inadequate and inequitable access to healthy food and sufficient market demand for new or expanded food retail operations.
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