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March 16, 2023, 3:09 PM

SVB’s Collapse Is Causing Construction Loan Chaos in California

Sarah Holder
Sarah Holder
Bloomberg News
Kriston Capps
Bloomberg Editorial

Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse has shaken not only the tech startups that power the region’s economy, but also Bay Area nonprofits struggling to build affordable housing in one of the most expensive markets in the US.

The bank, which was shut down by federal regulators this weekend, put more than $2 billion into affordable housing investments and loans in the Bay Area over the past two decades, along with other investments in Massachusetts and Los Angeles. While the federal government promises to protect depositors, affordable-housing developers that relied on the bank for construction loans are in a more uncertain position. ...