National Equity Fund


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 DEI Statement

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. 


NEF Among 2022 Winners of Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in Chicago

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!

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Beyond the Tax Credit, NEF Invests in People First

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.

  • How much of this is well-intentioned talk, and how much of it is measurable action?
  • How do we truly promote a diverse, dynamic workforce when our staff members are scattered across the country, working from home in their own bubbles, each facing a unique mix of family, community and business challenges every day?

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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.