Claudia Lima

Claudia Lima

Executive Vice President, SDS Supportive Housing Fund

Claudia Lima joined SDS in 2023 and serves as Executive Vice President of the SDS Supportive Housing Fund, a highly innovative Impact fund that provides construction financing for multifamily supportive housing projects. Ms. Lima drives the investment approval and closing process and leads the asset management activities for the fund. Ms. Lima was previously the Managing Director of the Community Lending and Investments unit at CIT Bank, a division of First Citizens Bank, where she oversaw a team of underwriters of equity investments, including Low Income Housing Tax Credit Funds (LIHTC), Affordable Housing Preservation Funds, Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs), Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), and other public welfare investments. She also oversaw the underwriting of affordable housing and community facilities construction and permanent lending programs, covering twenty-two states. Ms. Lima has also served as VP of Project Finance and Treasurer for a prominent national developer of community facilities where she led efforts to secure financing for projects; and has also served as the Executive Director of LISC LA, one of the largest CDFIs in the nation, where she was responsible for overseeing the lending, equity and grant making activities for affordable housing and community facilities. Ms. Lima began her career in finance with Prudential where she held professional licenses to transact municipal securities and mutual funds. She holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the USC Marshall School of Business, a Masters degree in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University and has completed the USC Ross Program in Real Estate.