Website: http://www.wcra.net

The Washington Community Reinvestment Association (WCRA) is a Seattle, Wash.-based nonprofit that promotes low-income housing, special needs housing, and economic development statewide through loans to developers and education and advocacy programs.

Since 1992, WCRA has funded and committed over $295 million in loans representing almost 11,278 units of housing and over 183,000 square feet of economic development project space. It has provided financing for affordable rental housing in 34 of 39 counties in Washington, amounting to 87% coverage of the state, and benefiting 99 communities.  Approximately 58% of its lending is in rural areas.