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May 09, 2019
The Appraisal Bias: How more equitable underwriting can increase capital in communities of color
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March 12, 2019
Exploring the continuum: Why community development projects need so much more than capital
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April 11, 2024
Chicago Tribune: Former NFL Player Opens Englewood Small Business Incubator to Encourage South and West Side Youths
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April 10, 2024
Crain’s Chicago Business: Small Business Incubator Backed by Former NFL Player Set to Open in Englewood
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April 10, 2024
Traverse City Record-Eagle: Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation Invests $1 Million in Housing Projects via IFF
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March 29, 2024
Indiana Daily Student: City of Bloomington Offers Grant Funding Up to $25,000 for Solar, Energy Efficiency, & Lighting
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March 28, 2024
Second Wave Michigan: Schools Work Together to Address Teacher Housing Shortage
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March 28, 2024
Crain’s Grand Rapids Business: Grand Rapids OKs City’s First Housing Brownfield Incentives Under New State Law
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March 27, 2024
IFF’s Real Estate Solutions Team Shares Tips to Prepare for a Nonprofit Facility Project
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March 27, 2024
“This is where you start a straight A student”: Quality Facilities for All Supports Early Childhood Education in Illinois
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March 26, 2024
ImpactAlpha: Impact(ed): An Introduction to CDFIs and Equitable Community Lending
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March 26, 2024
The Real Deal: Which Developers Won Low-Income Housing Tax Credits in Chicago?
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March 24, 2024
Chicago Sun-Times: Affordable Housing Developments in Edgewater, West Pullman Among Those Awarded Low-Income Housing Tax Credits
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March 19, 2024
PRINT: Shining a Spotlight on Chicago’s BIPOC Cultural Treasures
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March 18, 2024
IFF Client RecycleForce Expands Impact in Newly Built Facility
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March 14, 2024
Weekly Citizen: Mayor Brandon Johnson and the Chicago Department of Housing Announce 2023 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Awardees
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March 13, 2024
IFF Co-Hosts Preview Event for 48th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival
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March 08, 2024
The Oakland Press: Troy Chamber of Commerce Presents Business Excellence Awards
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March 07, 2024
Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago’s Affordable Housing Program Helps Wisconsin Nonprofits Address Two Community Needs in One High-Quality Facility in Madison
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March 07, 2024
WGHN-AM: Rep. Scholten Secures $11.5M for Community Projects Across West Michigan
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March 06, 2024
City of Chicago Press Release: Mayor Brandon Johnson and the Chicago Department of Housing Announce 2023 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Awardees
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February 28, 2024
IFF’s Home First Honored by Cook County Land Bank Authority as Nonprofit Developer of the Year
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February 22, 2024
Nine Ways Nonprofits Can Invest in Growth in an Uncertain Economic Environment
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February 22, 2024
The Aux: Leveraging the Power of Connection to Help Black-owned Businesses Thrive
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February 21, 2024
Crain’s Grand Rapids Business: Kent County Must Continue Early Childhood Funding
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February 20, 2024
IFF’s Vickie Lakes-Battle Joins City Club of Chicago Panel Discussion About the Role of the Humanities in Community and Economic Development
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February 20, 2024
Second Wave Michigan: What’s Next for Housing in Kent and Ottawa Counties
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February 20, 2024
The Kresge Foundation: How IFF Navigated Layering Partners, Capital to Build a New Early Childhood Center
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February 16, 2024
WGN Radio: The Humanities’ Impact – Fostering Economic Development in Chicago and Beyond
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February 14, 2024
Rapid Growth Media: How Ryan Kilpatrick and Housing Next Are Changing the Paradigm About Affordable Housing
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February 13, 2024
Ohio Nonprofit Completes Facility Expansion to Create the World’s Largest Ronald McDonald House
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February 12, 2024
Block Club Chicago: Private School with Social Justice Focus Coming to Bronzeville’s Closed Hales Franciscan High School
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