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This initiative was implemented in early 2016 to spur economic development in the industrial Midwest. The strategy’s footprint covers the states that border the Great Lakes, from Upstate New York to Minnesota. Ten cities/metropolitan areas—Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Saint Paul, and St. Louis—are the focus of investment. The HIT met its initial goal of providing over $1 billion for the initiative in 2020, ahead of its 2023 target.



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  • Low-and Moderate-Income Housing Units
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Midwest@Work Investments
Wilder Square The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is helping to finance the $33.1 million “tenant in place” substantial rehabilitation of Wilder Square in St. Paul, MN. View
American Cooperative of Anoka The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is helping to finance the $34.7 million new construction of The American Cooperative of Anoka (“American Cooperative”) located ... View
Gateway Apartments The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is helping to finance the $50.4 million development of Gateway Apartments, located in Chicago’s dynamic Illinois Medical Distri... View
Old Cedar The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is helping to finance the $19.2 million construction of Old Cedar, a 68-unit, affordable property located in Bloomington, Minne... View
Zvago Cooperative at Lake Superi... The four-story project will create 51 new units of senior housing overlooking Lake Superior. View
Church + State (Project 29) The 11- story and 5-story project will create 158 new units of housing along with a parking garage both near the Cuyahoga River and the city’s main business district. View
Mark Twain SRO Apartments The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is helping to finance the $39.9 million new construction of the Mark Twain SRO Apartments development in Chicago, IL. View
Sundance at Settler's Ridge This Class A multifamily townhome project consists of 218 units in 23 two-story buildings situated on a 23.2-acre site. In addition to the 23 residential buildings, ther... View
Gateway Northeast The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is financing the $38.7 million new construction of the Gateway Northeast development in Minneapolis, MN. View
Wrigleyville North Apartments The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is helping to finance this $40.9 million new construction project. It's a seven-story, mixed-income/mixed-use development loc... View
Northpoint Apartments The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is helping finance the $86.8 million substantial rehabilitation of the scattered site Northpoint Apartments in Chicago, Illinoi... View
Pinzone Towers The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is providing approximately $6.6 million of the $12.6 million needed for the substantial rehabilitation of the Pinzone Towers Ap... View

The AFL-CIO HIT’s MidWest@ Work Investment Strategy will offer families a critical lifeline, and our country will be stronger and healthier because of its visionary hopes for America’s distressed Midwest.  I am happy to support the Housing Investment Trust’s dreams for America’s families.

—Richard L. Trumka, President, AFL-CIO;
Trustee, AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust

Job and economic impact figures are estimates calculated using IMPLAN, an input-output model, based on HIT and HIT subsidiary Building America CDE, Inc. project data. Data is current as of June 30, 2021. Economic impact data is in 2020 dollars and all other figures are nominal.

The performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment results and principal value will fluctuate so that units in the HIT, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. The HIT’s current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month-end is available from the HIT’s website at www.aflcio-hit.com. Gross performance figures do not reflect the deduction of HIT expenses. Net performance figures reflect the deduction of HIT expenses and are the performance figures investors experience in the HIT. Information about HIT expenses can be found on page 1 of the HIT’s current prospectus. Periods over one year are annualized.

Investors should consider the HIT’s investment objectives, risks and expenses carefully before investing. Investors may view the HIT’s current prospectus, which contains more complete information, on its website at www.aflcio-hit.com and may obtain a copy from the HIT by calling the Marketing and Investor Relations Department collect at 202-331-8055. Investors should read the current prospectus carefully before investing.