Lesson Learned (LesLe)

The Chicago Fed's LesLe repository is a collection of case studies focused upon the financing of community and economic development programs in a diverse range of communities.

The documents below, organized by topic, represent the entire LesLe repository. Note that some documents may pertain to several topics and thus appear more than once.

Affordable Housing

Title Contact
Boston Soft Second Program Tom Callahan
Delaware Community Investment Corporation's Housing Equity Funds Doris Schnider
Montgomery County Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit (MPDU) Program Eric Larsen
Neighborhood Housing Opportunities Elaine St. Clemmons

Asset Building

Title Contact
Louisville Asset Building Coalition (LABC) John Nevit
Memphis DEBT Collaborative Beth Dixon

Banks: Community Development Institutions

Title Contact(s)
Key Bank Plus and the Buckeye Plaza Financial Education Center George Barany, Bruce Murphy

Business Lending

Title Contact(s)
Minnesota Investment Network Corporation (MINC) Steven Mercil

Community Development

Title Contact(s)
Barracks Row Main Street (BRMS) Bill McLeod
Capacity Building Program: Landlord Training Larry E. McCarthy
Louisville Asset Building Coalition (LABC) John Nevit
Memphis DEBT Collaborative Beth Dixon
Neighborhood Ownership Recovery Mortgage Assistance Loan Program (NORMAL) James Wheaton
Neighborhood Ownership Recovery Mortgage Assistance Loan Program (Normal) James Wheaton
Southern Rural Development Initiative (SRDI) Debby Warren
Value-Added Agriculture and Value-Added Agriculture Technical Assistance Howard McNiff

Community Facilities

Title Contact(s)
Limon Child Development Center Not Available
MAPS — Oklahoma City's Metropolitan Area Projects Not Available

Finance & General Education

Title Contact(s)
CFED (Corporation for Enterprise Development) SEED (Saving for Education, Entrepreneurship, and Downpayment) demonstration project with the Oakland/Livingston Human Services Agency (OLHSA) Susan Mosqueda, Don Jones
Cleveland Saves Elizabeth Hilton, Nancy Register, Jay Seaton
Family Service Association Ways to Work Program Lolita S. Treadwell, Dan Maguson
First Interstate Mini Banks Kelly Bruggeman>
Home Ownership Preservation Initiative (HOPI) Irma Morales, Bruce A. Gottschall
Key Bank Plus and the Buckeye Plaza Financial Education Center George Barany, Bruce Murphy
New Visions, New Ventures Anne Parker Maust
One Economy Corporation Ben Hecht
The Progressive Alliance for Careers and Training Kathleen Kearney
Value-Added Agriculture and Value-Added Agriculture Technical Assistance Howard McNiff

Group Housing

Title Contact(s)
Universal Design, Special Needs Rental Housing Doug Dowler

Home Improvement

Title Contact(s)
Homeowner Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program Kelly Barger

Housing Development

Title Contact(s)
Boston Soft Second Program Tom Callahan
Delaware Community Investment Corporation's Housing Equity Funds Doris Schnider
Grove House Affordable Housing Program Shannon Nazworth
Housing Assistance Council (HAC) Moises Loza
Interfaith Housing Alliance, Inc. James Upchurch
Homeowner Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program Kelly Barger
Home Ownership Preservation Initiative (HOPI) Irma Morales, Bruce A. Gottschall
Lower Valley Housing Corporation Lower Valley Housing Corporation
Montgomery County Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit (MPDU) Program Eric Larsen
Neighborhood Housing Opportunities Elaine St. Clemmons
Neighborhood Ownership Recovery Mortgage Assistance Loan Program (NORMAL) James Wheaton
New Hampshire Community Loan Fund: Manufactured Housing Park Program Paul Bradley
Project Empowerment Sharon Mohammed
Santee-Lynches Affordable Housing and Community Development Corporation, Inc. (SLAHCDC) Luis Rodriguez
South Carolina Housing Trust Fund Robert Thomas
Universal Design, Special Needs Rental Housing Doug Dowler
The Urban Living Loan Fund (ULLF) Cincinnati Development Fund

Microlending

Title Contact(s)
Family Service Association Ways to Work Program Lolita S. Treadwell, Dan Maguson

Mortgages

Title Contact(s)
Neighborhood Ownership Recovery Mortgage Assistance Loan Program (NORMAL) James Wheaton

Public Infrastructure

Title Contact(s)
Historic Tax Credits: Black Swan Books, Inc. Nick Cooke, Ellen Cooke
Limon Child Development Center Joe Kiely
MAPS - Oklahoma City's Metropolitan Area Projects Eric Wenger

Small Business Lending

Title Contact(s)
Appalachian Regional Commission - Entrepreneurship Initiative Ray Daffner
Georgia Avenue Business Resource Center Telaekah Brooks
Minnesota Investment Network Corporation (MINC) Steven Mercil
Value-Added Agriculture and Value-Added Agriculture Technical Assistance Howard McNiff