"Native American Connections began partnering with National Equity Fund® in 2010 during a particularly challenging economic time. Arizona had one of the highest foreclosure rates and banks and investors were nervous about investing in Phoenix.
But NEF took the time to learn about NAC's 40-year history of serving the community, our impact and our sustainability. Since then, we have formed a lasting relationship developing award-winning special needs projects that are on the leading edge of urban and sustainable development as well as creative public-private partnerships.
NEF supports NAC's strategies of building along Phoenix's new light rail system, selecting difficult urban infill sites that are challenging the city to increase its density, reduce unnecessary parking and build green in addition to embracing our mission of ensuring our residents have access to much-needed support systems.
Recently, NEF partnered with NAC to build Arizona's initial Housing First apartment community serving our city's chronically homeless and medically needy population, learning about all the challenges of serving our communities most vulnerable."
Diana Yazzie Devine
President & CEO
Native American Connections
"New Hope Housing had the good fortune to connect with National Equity Fund® in 2008 when we embarked on our first LIHTC development. One factor that sets them apart is the staff. The people and their commitment to their partners exceeded any expectations I had. We've already completed four developments together with NEF and look forward to many more."
New Hope Housing, Inc.
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"They have built a community here, and I’m part of it...I would live my life here, because I’ve been given a second chance."Watch Video