Success Stories

NAAHL is the national alliance of major banks, CDFIs and other capital providers for affordable housing and inclusive neighborhood revitalization. Learn about the projects our members have developed to accomplish our mission below.
  • FHLB Des Moines – AHP Project Case Studies

    Facing a shortage of housing options for homeless youth, Beacon created 39 units of housing in the Minneapolis suburb of Edina. They did this through an adaptive reuse of an existing commercial building.

    In 2016, Beacon developed the 66 West project and teamed up with Edina Community Lutheran Church to offer high quality, permanent housing for 39 homeless young adults. The project site provides access to jobs, transit, and amenities.

    Beacon applied a unique approach to build support and lay the groundwork for the project. Beacon achieved this by educating and  organizing hundreds of individuals through their congregations. The community rallied behind the project, working with their elected leaders to become true partners in addressing this need. Over 225 people showed up at city-sponsored public hearings, asking their elected representatives to support the land use and funding approvals for 66 West. As a result, the Edina Mayor, and City Council members voted unanimously on land use approvals. They also voted on a City funding commitment of $550,000 through Tax Increment Financing.

    Thanks to the overwhelming community effort and partnerships, homeless youth in the area now have a place to call home.

  • JPMorgan Chase – Innovative Strategies for Revitalizing Communities

    JPMorgan Chase recognizes that thriving neighborhoods are critical to the long-term economic success of individuals, communities
    and cities.

    At a time when economic growth is often directed toward reviving commercial corridors and downtowns, many neighborhoods, families and small business owners are being left behind. As several key barriers to economic mobility are rooted in neighborhood conditions, cities need tailored, comprehensive strategies for economic growth that ensure opportunities to prosper are extended to distressed neighborhoods and the families that live there.

  • Wells Fargo – Stress Testing Public Welfare Investments

    Under the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review’s (CCAR) severely adverse scenario for banks subject to global trading shock, most public welfare investments (PWIs) in real estate (including affordable rental housing) are assumed to lose 62.9% of their value, except for a 2% loss rate for most tax credit investments. 1 While this loss rate may be appropriate for luxury apartment investments, affordable housing and other PWIs have performed much better through the financial crisis.