Also by Reinvestment Fund

Policy Solutions

At Reinvestment Fund, we understand that combining disciplined data and policy analysis with capital investment can address entrenched problems in low-income neighborhoods with inequitable access to adequate affordable housing, childcare, and healthy food. Balancing rigorous data analysis with on-the-ground knowledge, we uncover key information that informs comprehensive revitalization.

Putting Equity on the Map

Our reputation for finding evidence-based solutions to public policy problems has made us a leading national provider of such services. We were among the first to quantify the location and nature of predatory lending. Our work provided data-based policy recommendations long before the housing crisis. We created a more nuanced and accurate depiction of where access to fresh food is inequitable, which is used by CDFIs across the country and accepted by the CDFI Fund as one of the eligibility criteria for healthy food lending.

We focus on improving community assets that are essential to strong communities, including:

Affordable Housing

Healthy Food

Quality K-12 Education

Quality Early Childhood Education

Accessible Health Care


Healthy Real Estate Markets

Practitioner-Centered Solutions

Our practitioner-centered solutions provide investors, philanthropists, and policymakers with information they can leverage to drive capital and resources towards building neighborhoods where families can thrive.

  • Highly-customizable spatial and statistical analyses based on proven methodologies to support program design, guide implementation and measure effectiveness. Examples include the Limited Supermarket Access (LSA) analysis.
  • Comprehensive strategies and advisory services for public and private investors seeking to align capital with social impact. Examples include Early Childhood Education analysis.
  • Tools and platforms to assess local conditions and inform the allocation of scarce resources. Examples include the Market Value Analysis.

Select Clients

PA Department of Banking
PA Housing Finance Agency
PA Department of Community and Economic Development
PA Human Relations Commission
NJ Department of Community Affairs
NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
State Banking Commissioner, DE
City of Philadelphia, PA
City of Wilmington, DE
City of Baltimore, MD
City of Pittsburgh, PA
City of San Antonio, TX
New Orleans Redevelopment Authority
US Attorney for the Eastern District of PA
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Heinz Foundation
Goldseker Foundation
FB Heron Foundation
Ford Foundation
Jessie Ball DuPont Fund
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Oak Foundation
Open Society Foundations
Rockefeller Foundation
Surdna Foundation
Wells Fargo Regional Foundation
William Penn Foundation
Private and Nonprofit Institutions
Brookings Institution
National Development Council
NeighborWorks America
Opportunity Finance Network
Success Measures
The Cloudburst Group
Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
Enterprise Community Partners