US real estate investment firm Comunidad Partners has launched an impact credit platform and appointed Debby Jenkins to lead the new business.

Freddie Mac veteran Jenkins has been appointed CEO and partner of the newly launched Comunidad Credit Capital (C3), a platform that expands Comunidad into the Washington, DC market with the introduction of affordable and workforce housing credit solutions.

Antonio Marquez, founder and managing partner of Comunidad Partners, said: “The secular demand of affordable workforce housing and the current market environment lends itself to an impact-oriented capital markets provider, as there has never been a more opportune time, nor a more proven leader than Debby Jenkins, to introduce an innovative credit platform led and owned by diverse leaders.”

Jenkins said C3 is well aligned with Comunidad’s ”mission and values of enhancing community and creating opportunity for the underserved”.

She added: “Not only does this align with Comunidad’s values, but it is also well-aligned with my personal and professional values and experience leading the nation’s largest multifamily finance platform

“The chronic lack of capital being invested into workforce and affordable housing threatens the existence of these properties, which ultimately negatively affects the diverse tapestry of residents who reside in these communities.”

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