Ramon Jacobson is Executive Director of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Washington, D.C. office where manages LISC’s portfolio in the District of Columbia, and oversees all aspects of community development lending, including underwriting, structuring, loan closing, inspections, disbursements and repayment. DC LISC has been among the top investment sites of the 31 local programs across the nation.
Ramon has managed more than $250 million in CDFI investments – loans, grants, and tax credit equity – in every neighborhood in the District of Columbia. These investments in affordable homeownership, rental housing, commercial and retail properties, as well as community facilities helped to transform desperately poor neighborhoods, while preserving economic diversity in other neighborhoods undergoing broad gentrification.
Ramon began his career working in the New York City shelter system of the 1980s, developing programs to get single adults off the streets. He helped consultants do the groundwork for the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) and worked with CSH in the Twin Cities. He holds a BA from Harvard University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.