Catch up on IFF news, read stories about community development projects across the Midwest, and gain insight from our team.

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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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February 08, 2024
Milwaukee Business Journal: See $8M Rehab of Homes in Historic Milwaukee Neighborhood
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February 06, 2024
Energy Assistance & Solar Savings Initiative Expands in South Bend with IFF’s Support
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February 06, 2024
Crain’s Grand Rapids Business: Leader of New Kent County Housing Nonprofit Offers Case Study on Challenges for Renters
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February 02, 2024
FHFA’s Home Loan Bank Report is a Policy Unicorn. Don’t Let It Escape.
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Stories
January 31, 2024
IFF Borrower 30th Street Industrial Corridor Completes Rehab of Milwaukee’s Historic Garden Homes
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January 24, 2024
Crain’s Grand Rapids Business: Developer Plans 202 Apartments in Second Holland-Area Project
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January 23, 2024
New Residential Treatment Facility Expands Milwaukee Nonprofit’s Capacity to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
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January 23, 2024
New Markets Tax Credits: A Primer for Nonprofit Leaders
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January 23, 2024
Investing in Chicago’s West Side, One Young Person at a Time: Q&A with MAAFA Redemption Project’s Marshall Hatch, Jr.
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January 18, 2024
Press Release: IFF Promotes Donna Sink to Director of Real Estate Solutions for the Indiana Region
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January 16, 2024
Crain’s Cleveland Business: How CDFIs Are Helping Northeast Ohio Thrive
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January 13, 2024
Wisconsin State Journal: Madison Project with Housing, Child Care Under One Roof Shows Need for Federal Fund
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January 12, 2024
Enterprise Podcast Network: Preserving BIPOC-Led and Focused Arts and Culture in Chicago
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January 09, 2024
Lake County News-Sun: Officials Say Lake County at Inflection Point in Homelessness Crisis; Population Growing as Affordable Housing Lags Behind
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January 08, 2024
Crain’s Detroit Business: New Michigan Development Pushes Eco-Housing to the Limit
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January 01, 2024
December 2023 Loan Round-up
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January 01, 2024
Twin Cities Art Reader: HUGE Improv Theater’s Forever Home and Winter Season
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December 30, 2023
Chicago Defender: ITAV Elevates Mission with Historic Acquisition of Hales in Bronzeville
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December 19, 2023
Quality Facilities for All (QFA) Initiative Completes First Cohort of ECE Facility Renovations in Chicago
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