Citi Community Development is one of the founding corporate partners of our Bring Them HOMES initiative, a program launched by LISC and our affiliate the National Equity Fund (NEF) to provide strategic financial and technical assistance to help create permanent supportive housing for homeless and at-risk veterans.
Thanks to Citi Community Development’s ongoing collaboration and investments, LISC and NEF are advancing Bring Them HOMES through predevelopment grants, technical assistance, and efforts to increase visibility of veterans’ issues. LISC and NEF fund permanent supportive housing projects at critical junctures, expediting the predevelopment phase of the development process. We couple this financial assistance with technical expertise to guide our partners through the intricate predevelopment phase to bring these veterans housing projects to fruition.
“Access to affordable, permanent, and supportive housing is essential to reducing veteran homelessness. Together with LISC and NEF, we strive to help increase this critical housing supply, which gives veterans the counseling, job training, and health services they need.” said Ruth Christopherson, Senior Vice President of Citi Community Development and Program Director of Citi Salutes. LISC is grateful for Citi Community Development’s dedicated commitment to Bring Them HOMES, contributing $2.7 million since 2012 to support the development of nearly 2,000 units for veterans experiencing homelessness and those at-risk of homelessness.
Citi Community Development’s investment in Bring Them HOMES complements the work of Citi Salutes, a company-wide initiative that supports service members and their families with career development opportunities, employee engagement efforts, banking services, and collaborations with leading veterans' organizations.
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