Mission: Organization provides low-cost, flexible financing to non-profit and for-profit community development organizations for the revitalization of low and moderate income neighborhoods throughout metropolitan chicago.
Programs: Lending - cclf operates as a revolving loan fund, providing financing through its loan pool of lending capital for affordable housing, nonprofit facility and office space, commercial and retail development and other activities. These projects promise high social impact through the production and preservation of affordable housing, job creation and other services for low and moderate income individuals, families and communities.
technical assistance - cclf's gateway to community development program provides technical assistance to borrowers and non-borrowers through time sensitive real estate development advice and referrals, a range of workshop topics, facilitated planning processes and support for sustainable building practices.
economic development - cclf is historically a niche lender: one that meets the financing and technical assistance needs that are unmet in the low to moderate income communities. The 2012 - 2016 strategic plan has directed a course of collaborative relationships, exploration of available programs new to cclf and the co-creation of programs to build and/or rehabilitate commercial real estate. This program is designed to research and finance such opportunities.
CCLF is an inspiring, dynamic organization that makes a real difference in Chicago. Their commitment to helping revitalize low- and moderate-income neighborhoods and suburban communities is inspiring, and they carry out their work in an efficient, responsible, dedicated manner. As an investor, I've been impressed by their prudent management transparency, and integrity.