Living Cities is a collaboration of 22 major foundations and financial institutions that invests in revitalizing America’s cities. Eileen Neely joined Living Cities in December 2012 as the Associate Director of Capital Innovation, and was promoted to the position of Director of Capital Innovation in May 2014. In this position Neely leads a team that explores ways that capital can better be used to positively impact the lives of low-income people, and develops impact investment initiatives in low-income communities across the US. She manages the Living Cities Catalyst Fund, named to the ImpactAssets 50 list of funds for three consecutive years. The Catalyst Fund has a broad mandate, investing in areas such as equitable transit-oriented development and in new approaches such as Pay for Success. Prior to joining Living Cities, Neely was Director of Strategic Planning at the District of Columbia Housing Authority, overseeing the development, implementation and measurement of the Agency’s Strategic Plan and Moving to Work Plan. She also was Chief Operating Officer of the Fresno Housing Authority in Fresno, California, and Director of Public Entity Lending at Fannie Mae in Washington, DC. Neely has her Master’s Degree in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, and her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Economics from Hiram College in Hiram, OH.
Director of Capital Innovation
June 13, 2016NYU Kimmel CenterNew York City