National Equity Fund, Inc. National Equity Fund, Inc.

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Since 1987, National Equity Fund® has invested more than $13 billion revitalizing neighborhoods,
fostering economic growth and creating affordable sustainable housing.

For Investors Investors represent the capital that helps fuel affordable housing development. Banks and other major corporations deliver billions of tax-credit equity dollars annually.

High-Impact Investing

National Equity Fund® has directed $13.3 billion to 2,494 projects nationwide. Investments are made through multi-investor funds as well as single-investor funds. Those investor dollars have helped build 158,907 affordable units of rental housing since 1987. We have worked with more than 1,025 developers to make those deals happen. The projects in which we invest include “green” housing for families, permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans and the disabled, and service-enriched projects for seniors.

NEF's Current Fund Line-Up

NEF currently has 159 funds under management. Multi-Investor Funds pool capital from multiple investors to spread risk and leverage impact. Proprietary Funds invest in projects on behalf of one investor. The investor typically exercises more control over underwriting and product selection than is the case with a multi-investor fund, though there is less opportunity to spread risk.

Our multi-investor funds include:

  • National Equity Fund (NEF): makes investments in all states;
  • New York Equity Fund (NYEF): focuses on New York City developments, and investments are made in partnership with LISC, The Enterprise Foundation and the city of New York
  • California Equity Fund (CEF): focuses on California developments

Fund Structure

NEF’s fund structure is unique in the industry. Our asset management operation is self-sustaining and fully funded. Regardless of how much or how little new business we close, our asset management efforts continue intact through the 15-year compliance period.

Reserves are specifically earmarked for professional services and workout needs. Most syndicators utilize a working capital line that combines asset management fees, reserves and front-end fees. We believe separate reserves better protect investors’ interests, and we have structured our funds to reflect that.

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