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"Financing charter schools: What you need to know"

Ever wonder how charter schools get built? LISC's 2014 Charter School Facility Finance Landscape is the most comprehensive source for information on how charter schools fund real estate projects.

This is the fourth report in a series of Landscape studies since 2005. It provides a robust overview of current financing options from foundations and nonprofit financing organizations, as well as a detailed description of the tax-exempt bond market for charter schools.

It also details federal and state policies that support charter school facilities, including tax credit programs, credit enhancement and loan programs and conduit issuer activity. In particular, this latest study underlines the disparity among states in facilitating access to affordable capital, explaining how the private and nonprofit sectors are helping bridge gaps with billions of dollars in funding.

The Landscape is designed to educate policymakers, charter school operators, bond investors, real estate developers, education reporters and others interested in the sector, and to help advocates make informed decisions about how best to expand high-quality charter schools.

Download 2014 Charter School Facility Finance Landscape (PDF, 2.04 MB)

Previous Landscapes:

Download 2010 Charter School Facility Finance Landscape (PDF, 2.54 MB)

Download 2007 Charter School Facility Finance Landscape (PDF, 1.64 MB)

Download 2005 Charter School Facility Finance Landscape (PDF, 838.90 KB)

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