2015 • 1 year • Impact Investments
The Housing Partnership Network (the Network) is a Boston-based, national, nonprofit organization whose mission is to help leading nonprofit housing organizations work together to break new ground in affordable housing and community development. The Network accomplishes this by identifying and sharing successful business practices, advocating for policy reforms, and incubating innovative joint ventures, such as the Housing Partnership Equity Trust, the nation's first nonprofit-sponsored Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). The grant will support a five-day meeting of the International Housing Partnership Exchange (International Exchange) in Chicago. The International Exchange brings together leaders of top nonprofit and social housing organizations from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia to help participants explore shared market and policy challenges, and to highlight promising business and financing solutions.
2014 • 1 year • Impact Investments
The Housing Partnership Network (Network) is a Boston-based national nonprofit that helps leading nonprofit housing organizations identify and share successful business practices, formulate and advocate for state and federal policy reforms, and create cost-saving member-owned businesses. In 2012, the Network created the Housing Partnership Equity Trust (HPET), the nation’s first Real Estate Investment Trust owned and operated by nonprofit housing organizations. The Network will use this grant to undertake a capitalization and communications initiative that targets the emerging impact investment market to raise additional capital for expansion of HPET.
2014 • 1 year
To support costs related to the International Housing Partnership Exchange.
2013 • 2 years • Housing
The Housing Partnership Network is a network of the nation’s top-performing non-profit housing developers, owners, and lenders who share best business practices, pool resources to access capital markets more efficiently, and work to influence policy that enhances the affordable housing field. The Federal government’s ongoing budgetary challenges and impending legislative debates, including on tax reform, heighten the importance programs and resources essential to preserving and developing affordable rental housing. The Network will use this grant to continue to provide practitioner-informed leadership on debates about the wide range of federal policies, regulations, and guidelines that affect affordable rental housing preservation.
2012 • 1 year • MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions
The Housing Partnership Network is a national nonprofit organization that facilitates peer learning, innovation and policy collaboration among a hundred of the country’s most effective leaders in providing affordable housing and community development in the U.S. The Network and its members work together to improve the lives of millions of lower income and working families by strengthening communities and increasing economic opportunity. The Network will use this grant to: (1) help create a $3-million revolving seed fund to support a new Innovation Lab that will incubate new ventures and financing vehicles that help Network members increase their impact in low-income communities; and (2) expand and equip its office space.
2011 • 1 year • Housing
The Housing Partnership Network is a national nonprofit that works with its 100 members to break new ground in affordable housing and community development by identifying and sharing successful business practices, formulating and advocating for state and federal policy reforms, and creating cost-saving joint ventures. This grant funds a three-day meeting of the International Housing Partnership Exchange, which brings together leaders of top non-profit and social housing organizations from the U.S., the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada to explore shared market and policy challenges and to introduce U.S. policymakers to important business and financial innovations in the other countries.
2010 • 3 years • Housing
In support of general operations (over three years).
2009 • 1 year • Housing
To research and develop a new national entity to acquire apartments with troubled loans and to reposition them as affordable rental housing.
2008 • 1 year • What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance
In support of research and development for a new national fund to acquire and dispose of foreclosed homes.
2008 • 1 year • Housing
In support of general operations.