Community Investment Corp. Raises $200M to Finance Chicago Affordable Rental Housing

by Amy Works

CHICAGO — Community Investment Corp. (CIC), a Chicago-based community development financial institution (CDFI), has raised a $200 million loan pool to finance the acquisition and rehabilitation of affordable rental housing in the Chicago area over the next five years. The funding will preserve at least 7,500 affordable units, preventing their loss due to demolition or decay, as well as providing quality rental housing for approximately 18,000 people. The new fund consists of investments by 37 Chicago-area banks to support CIC’s Multifamily Loan Program. The program, which is the foundation of CIC’s affordable rental housing initiatives, primarily targets privately owned rental housing. To date, the program has provided more than $1.2 billion in financing for the acquisition, rehab and preservation of more than 55,000 units of affordable housing for more than 130,000 Chicago-area residents.

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