Building Healthy Communities One Neighborhood at a Time

For a neighborhood to truly thrive, it needs healthy people, a healthy environment, and a healthy economy with opportunities for all. Improving neighborhood environments can boost health, but traditional financing sources simply aren’t capable of addressing those needs at a project level.

CLF in Action

Recognizing the complex challenges of building healthy and sustainable communities, CLF Ventures and the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation partnered to create the Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund. The Fund focuses on bringing new sources of capital to mixed-use, mixed-income real estate projects that can catalyze the creation of healthy neighborhoods.

The Fund prioritizes projects with the greatest potential to bring lasting benefits to residents – quality housing across income levels, job opportunities, better health – while also delivering returns for investors. The Fund is raising capital for a pipeline of potential projects and has begun its first investments in Massachusetts. These targeted investments advance the communities’ own vision for its future while improving the lives of thousands of people.

Our ultimate goal is for this innovative program to become a model for revitalizing neighborhoods nationwide.