At L+M, our mission is to develop, build and manage innovative, quality housing while improving communities and strengthening the neighborhoods where we work. We believe that building affordable housing goes hand in hand with social responsibility and our dedicated Community Investment team works across every level of our business to carry out that mission.
Through our vertically-integrated approach, the Community Investment team works closely with all teams at L+M to strategize on how to best support our residents to improve their quality of life long-term. By advising at every stage of a project’s development, we are able to have a direct impact on our residents’ lives either through providing property-based programming within our buildings or through broader community initiatives.
ASSESSING AND RESPONDING TO THE COMMUNITY NEEDS
We work closely with residents and local partners to determine community needs and seek to collaborate with neighborhood organizations best equipped to provide services or support to those underserved or at risk. We work to improve the life outcomes of our residents and their families through targeted programs at our properties, and we partner with non-profit organizations and local businesses to create opportunity within the local community. Examples include: grantmaking and non-profit support, local hiring and M/WBE advancement, and workforce development campaigns.
A DEDICATED TEAM
With years of experience within real estate, non-profit, social services and public advocacy, the L+M Community Investment team leverages their expertise when working with other L+M teams, and is on the ground, every day, with our residents and community partners seeking new opportunities to further support low-income people in the communities in which we work.