CDFIs emerge as key partners in improving community health.
Community development financial institutions often play a critical role in financing the infrastructure that makes good health possible.
Across the country, new partnerships between community development finance and health organizations are being formed to create healthier communities. To spotlight one example from the Ninth Federal Reserve District: When Greater Minnesota Housing Fund, a community development financial institution, recently created a fund to attract socially inclined companies to invest in housing, Twin Cities-based health organization UnitedHealth Group, Inc., responded by making a $50 million investment. “UnitedHealth Group came to the table because they understand the role that affordable housing plays in influencing health outcomes…READ MORE….


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  • Over 12,000 affordable homes created or preserved since 1996
  • More than $208 million invested in Greater Minnesota communities
  • Helped leverage over $1 billion in housing and community development assets
  • Lending Resources to help meet community development financing needs
  • Innovative access to Equity to strengthen communities

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Greater Minnesota Housing Fund launched the Minnesota Equity Fund to help Minnesota companies invest in Minnesota communities. Click here to learn more.

Minnesota Green Communities is by far the largest green building program in Minnesota with more than 4,000 units completed, under construction, or in development. Click here to learn more.

Click here to download the new 2014 Employer Assisted Housing Manual.


The mission of the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund is to support the creation of strong communities and affordable homes through making strategic investments and forming effective partnerships.


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