IFF was created in 1988 by The Chicago Community Trust to enable nonprofit corporations to own real estate to build net assets and improve the quality of facilities for staff and clients. IFF pioneered long-term real estate loans tailored to the financial structure of its borrowers whose revenue is stable over time but does not support market rate financing. In 1996 IFF formally established a Real Estate Services division to meet the needs of borrowers seeking facilities planning and development services. In 2013 IFF completed a five-year strategic plan identifying IFF?s new vision as providing comprehensive solutions with transformational outcomes in low-income and special needs communities in the Midwest by 2018. One of the primary means to accomplish this vision is a new focus on proactive comprehensive community development projects. IFF launched a new Community Strategies Division to leverage IFF?s real estate consulting financing and capital expertise to provide comprehensive community development solut


Purpose: for Home First Illinois, turning foreclosed properties to affordable rental housing for persons with physical disabilities

Purpose: for the Home First Illinois program

Purpose: for the Plan Implementation Partnership