Public Policy & Advocacy
At Cinnaire, we are driven by our unwavering belief that all people deserve the opportunities provided by living in healthy communities. We work to achieve that vision by creating partnerships that drive investment in the communities we serve, including rural and urban areas that are underserved by the mainstream financial sector. To be successful, our work requires public-private partnerships and public policies that encourage investment in all communities. We believe it is essential to educate policymakers on the role of critical programs and advocate for policies that will boost opportunities in the communities we serve.
Cinnaire’s public policy and advocacy efforts rely on close coordination with our partners throughout our footprint. We are most effective when we highlight the positive impact of quality, affordable housing and community facilities for the individuals we serve.
To learn more about Cinnaire’s public policy priorities and partnerships, click below or contact Chris Neary, Cinnaire’s Vice President for Policy, Research and Advocacy.
Homeownership and Development Policies to Reverse the Legacy of Discrimination and Disinvestment in Wilmington
In the City of Wilmington, the challenges posed by systemic racism are nothing new. Wilmington’s neighborhoods have been particularly harmed by the legacy of racist policies that have fueled segregation and a vicious cycle of disinvestment, leading to the devaluation of assets and a large number of vacant properties that contribute to crime and instability
On April 15th, a bipartisan group of Members of Congress introduced the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA). This legislation (H.R. 2573 / S. 1136) would expand and strengthen the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit), providing as many as 2,015,000 additional affordable homes over the next decade. It would also support nearly 3 million jobs and generate
Chris Neary, Cinnaire’s Vice President for Policy, Research and Advocacy, provides an update on the American Rescue Plan, addressing abuses in the LIHTC industry, and additional updates from Washington.
Vice President, Policy, Research & Advocacy