National Equity Fund's senior management team has in excess of 200 years of industry experience. We strive to be a diverse, equitable and inclusive place to work so our team has the experience and knowledge to effectively support our partners.
National Equity Fund strives to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to work so that our team has the experience and knowledge to effectively support the individuals, families, and communities we serve. We are committed to bridging the gap between people and communities across the country by embracing differences, learning from the unique experiences of our partners, residents, and employees and taking a leadership role to create a more inclusive world where everyone has access to a safe, stable and affordable home.
As a nonprofit and one of the largest syndicators in creating and preserving affordable housing, we acknowledge and embrace our responsibility to inspire, build and lead by example, and actively seek to employ and partner with those who have similar values in mission and vision. We are not afraid to speak openly and directly to the hard truths about the inherent legacy of discrimination built into our industry while taking deliberate and progressive steps to provide a more equitable and inclusive future for the next generations. We stand up and stand firm to give an opportunity to the nation’s most vulnerable populations and remain committed to doing what is right internally and externally to help people thrive today, tomorrow, and in the future.
We are extremely honored to be named one of Chicago’s 2022 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, which recognizes organizations committed to excellence in human resources and employee enrichment. NEF was assessed on a number of categories, including communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more. In 2021, NEF was recognized for being a best place to work in Chicago and nationwide!
"I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to help make the world a better place by working in the affordable housing industry. I often have a chance to attend grand openings of properties, which NEF has syndicated. I hear residents speak about their experience and see how happy they are to have a safe, affordable home. One formerly homeless vet expressed his hopefulness because he now has a place to rest his head with a door he can lock at night."
"At one point in my career, before coming to National Equity Fund, I was literally taking homeless people to available affordable housing, which made me feel so good. And for the last 16 years at NEF, I have been a part of creating safe, affordable housing with social and economic services for folks in need. I wouldn't change my journey for anything in the world. The people around me are special because they care about changing people's lives for the better."
“I started my career as an investment analyst, and while I enjoyed the work, I wasn't crazy about its outcome. I wanted to find a way to make a difference and better my community, Then I came across the LIHTC industry and entered the world of syndication and investor relations at NEF. Since then, I haven't looked back and love what I do. It's challenging and frustrating at times, but I'm so grateful that I've found a career that blends relationship, philanthropy and finance.”
“Working for NEF has been an excellent opportunity for me. Having the opportunity to learn about affordable housing and being part of a company that gives back to the community is a WIN. Giving back to communities is a must for me because it allows me to make a difference. NEF enables me to contribute my knowledge and skills. I feel appreciated and am grateful to have an opportunity to grow and succeed with a great company.”
By Jaclyn Jackson, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer
Over the past year, there has been a broad national conversation about diversity and inclusion throughout the country. And, given the current environment, it is often accompanied by two related questions.
Our professionals are experts in their fields and have years of experience in the affordable housing industry. Their commitment to excellence provides our partners with everything they need to succeed.