How government loans help bring community sustainability projects to life

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How government loans help bring community sustainability projects to life

About the speaker
  • Seema Thomas
    Seema Thomas
    Deputy Director at U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    With over two decades of experience, Seema Thomas is a seasoned urban development professional dedicated to addressing community development challenges. Currently serving as the Deputy Director for the Financial Management Division at the US Dept of Housing and Urban Development, she has been instrumental in devising and expanding innovative and inclusive initiatives that support communities at various scales. Before her current role, Seema has also worked as a professor at the University of the District of Columbia and has extensive experience in consulting for numerous high-profile organisations.

Key takeaways

Government financing is particularly important for unique community projects that might be deemed as risky by private investors.

Goals of equitable access are embedded within government programmes to ensure development is socially sustainable.

There are various options for financing development projects, and weaving them together can be the best way to get a project off the ground.