Reinvestment Fund’s Managing Director for Maryland and Washington, DC.
Reinvestment Fund is reimagining neighborhood revitalization by combining expertise, analysis and creative approaches to investing with a social purpose. Their investments marry smart data to informed policies to create thriving, healthy neighborhoods that families are proud to call home. Reinvestment Fund has been working in Baltimore for over a decade providing data and policy expertise, housing development and investments totaling over $160 million. Ms. Johnson will provide an overview of that work, their current initiatives and discuss the unique of Community Development Financial Institutions like Reinvestment Fund can play in revitalizing communities.
Central Baltimore Future Fund
Reinvestment Fund recently launched the Central Baltimore Future Fund with our partners—a broad coalition of Baltimore-based public, private, and nonprofit entities. This $10 million initiative will help finance neighborhood revitalization projects in Central Baltimore.
Dana Johnson is Reinvestment Fund’s Managing Director for Maryland and Washington, DC. In this capacity, Ms. Johnson oversees the Baltimore office of Reinvestment Fund and manages the relationships and business development activities in the region, originating lending activity and program development in housing, energy efficiency, commercial real estate, community facilities, charter schools and fresh food retail. Ms. Johnson has 20 years of experience in community development and affordable housing. Her expertise includes knowledge of a wide array of financing programs, such as FHA-insurance, 501(c)(3) bonds, HOME, CDBG, New Market Tax Credits, Low Income Housing Tax Credits and historic tax credits. Ms. Johnson was previously Vice President at Homes for America, where she was responsible for overseeing a staff of developers and managing an active pipeline of rental housing projects. Prior to that, she was a Fund Manager with Enterprise Social Investment Corporation underwriting LIHTC investments. Ms. Johnson holds a Bachelors degree from Dartmouth College and a Masters in Public Affairs and Urban and Regional Planning from Princeton University. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Community Development Network of Maryland and TRF Development Partners.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Street and Garage Parking available
Accessible via the CharmCity Circulator Purple, Banner, Orange and Green Routes
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Susannah M. Bergmann, President
LAI Baltimore Chapter