How Eva Longoria and Impact Investing Are Trying to Bring Affordable Housing to Dallas

Eva Longoria walked into the Legends on Lake Highlands apartment complex, excited to meet management and residents.“What is your role here? How long have you lived here?” Longoria asked each person she met, using Spanglish to communicate with Spanish-speaking residents.The Thursday visit was her first time meeting the people in Dallas directly affected by her latest investment with Turner Impact Capital, which has a fund that works to create affordable housing in big cities.The Corpus Christi-born actress, best known for TV shows such as Desperate Housewives and recently Empire, is also a businesswoman and philanthropist. This project with the California-based Turner Multifamily Impact Fund is an example of social impact investing, which makes a profit while tackling social issues.  Continue reading...

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