Serving the most vulnerable populations, Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) is a steward for capital invested in community-building initiatives. In this role LIIF provides a bridge between private capital markets and low-income neighborhoods. In addition to providing financing for charter school facilities, LIIF provides credit enhancement, leasehold improvement loans, and technical assistance around the financing process; it helps schools understand what the different options are and what they can afford. Available products are detailed below:
|Leverage loans for New Markets Tax Credit transactions||7|
|Maximum financing for a single project||$10,000,000|
|Maximum amortization (years)||25|
|U.S. Department of Education (ED) Credit Enhancement||$18,000,000|
|New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation total||$518,000,000|
|Community Development Financial Institutions Bond Guarantee Program (CDFI BGP) allocation total||$115,000,000|
|Total historic financing1||$731,061,550|
|Number of schools supported||180|
|NMTC allocation employed for charter facilities||$209,736,465|
|Number of schools supported with NMTC||34|
|CDFI BGP allocation deployed for schools||$48,482,960|
|Number of schools supported with CDFI BGP||10|
|Remaining capacity in CDFI BGP allocation||$66,517,040|
|$ amount of financing repaid/refinanced2||$544,227,601|
|Total number of transactions3||289|
|Original $ amount of defaults4||$8,999,000|
|Number of defaults||4|
|Default rate (% of total $ amount of financing)||1.23%|
|Default rate (% of total number of financings)||1.38%|
|$ amount write-offs||$2,197,261|
|Number of write-offs||4|
|Write-off rate (% of total $ amount of financing)||0.30%|
|Write-off rate (% of total number of financings)||1.38%|
1Financing defined as grants, recoverable grants, loans, and guarantees.
2Includes full repayments only; does not include partial amortizations or restructurings.
3Number includes only those financings with a repayment obligation; it excludes grants.
4A defaulted loan is defined as one in which the school can no longer make debt service payments and the lender must litigate or foreclose for repayment. This figure represents the loan amount at origination, not the amount outstanding at default.
Last Updated: October 2018
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