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The DFI team’s experience touches on a range of development finance tools that are designed to attract private investment into local community and economic development projects including:

  • Targeted financing (Tax Increment Financing (TIF), Municipal Service Districts (MSDs), etc.)
  • Tax credit financing (historic preservation, new markets, brown fields, low-income housing, etc.)
  • Loan funds (revolving loan funds, microenterprise loans, and innovative debt and equity hybrid products such as shared equity homeownership, etc.)
  • Secondary market and securitization programs (loan loss reserve funds, supporting the growth of secondary markets)
  • Equity (community development venture capital)
  • Federal grant programs
    • CDBG
    • HUD
    • EDA

For more information about DFI and its services, contact Marcia Perritt at (919) 538-1545 or mperritt@sog.unc.edu.

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