Nora is a Senior Loan Officer at Boston Community Capital. She develops and implements new loan products to meet evolving community needs, including acquisition, pre-development, construction and permanent loans for community facilities, commercial economic development projects, healthy food financing, and affordable housing. She and her partner generate, underwrite and structure new loans that meet the Boston Community Loan Fund (BCLF)’s social and financial underwriting criteria. Nora has also led BCLF’s efforts writing federal Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund Financial Assistance and Healthy Food Finance Initiative applications, and successfully received awards in four application rounds. Prior to joining the BCLF, Nora worked at Wainwright Bank on the community development lending team and more recently at Eastern Bank. A graduate of Grinnell College, she also holds a Master’s degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University, with a specialization in finance and nonprofit management. Nora lives with her husband and two sons in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. She is a member of Quality Education for Every Student (QUEST) and is the Treasurer of the Friends of the Escuela Rafael Hernández.
During the Fellowship
During Nora’s fellowship, she will focus on developing strategies to add a racial equity lens to the implementation of BCC’s five-year plan to double both the size of the Boston Community Loan Fund portfolio and its impact.