CHC strives to build healthy, vibrant communities by creating innovative capital solutions that help individuals and families live, work, and thrive. By supporting the expansion of affordable housing, CHC's lending activity is contributing to the health and well-being of communities, and progress towards 10 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations Development Programme. CHC has created a robust database and tracking system that measures the impact of its lending activity against this international standard.
Measuring and tracking impact is one of the persistent challenges of impact lending. We all want to know what our work is really accomplishing, both to improve our programs and to effectively report out to investors and donors. Community Housing Capital is innovating how they measure impact by adopting the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals as their baseline for impact and building an impact database that can be used for their own needs and is flexible enough to be adapted to help fellow CDFIs, their borrowers, or other stakeholders in impact. Listen to the episode below or on iTunes to learn more about this exciting work. https://impactlenderspodcast.com/2018/08/08/episode-08-innovations-in-impact-measurement/
“Calvert Impact Capital has been a key partner of Community Housing Capital (CHC) since 2011. In 2018, we increased our commitment and worked to bring new lenders in under a $15 million unsecured syndicated facility to futher CHC’s financing of healthy homes and communities, while empowering more individuals and families to overcome poverty and homelessness. CHC has the capacity and local relationships to identify and meet the ever-evolving needs of the underserved communities, and we are proud to have them in our portfolio of mission-aligned intermediaries.”
Catherine Godschalk, Vice President, Investments, Calvert Impact Capital.
FY2017 Impact Highlights