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May 20, 2024
The Chicago Community Trust: CDFIs Bring Development to Disinvested Communities
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May 15, 2024
Creating an Inclusive Space for the Blind and Visually Impaired Community in Northwest Indiana
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May 14, 2024
Crain’s Chicago Business: North Lawndale Getting New Factory-Built Affordable Homes
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May 10, 2024
Chicago Defender: Pullman and Roseland Communities Celebrate Latest Milestone in their Revitalization
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May 07, 2024
IFF’s 2023 Annual Report: A Historic Investment in Local Changemakers
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April 24, 2024
How Shermann “Dilla” Thomas is Championing Chicago’s Neighborhoods by Shining a Light on Underappreciated History
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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
Male Mogul Initiative Celebrates Grand Opening of Small Business Incubator on Chicago’s South Side
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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 08, 2024
WTTW-TV’s Whitney Reynolds Show: Forgotten City
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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 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 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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March 01, 2024
February 2024 Loan Round-up
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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
The Aux: Leveraging the Power of Connection to Help Black-owned Businesses Thrive
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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 16, 2024
WGN Radio: The Humanities’ Impact – Fostering Economic Development in Chicago and Beyond
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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 01, 2024
January 2024 Loan Round-up
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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 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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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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December 01, 2023
November 2023 Loan Round-up
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