The St. Louis and Kansas City Equity Funds work very closely with our development partners to ensure that a sound product is constructed and maintained. We strive to offer the necessary assistance to these partners throughout the development process, providing both financial and technical assistance through its affiliate organization, Gateway Community Development Fund, Inc. In addition, staff monitors the performance of each investment during the construction, lease-up and operational phases and offers assistance with a variety of issues that may arise throughout the life of the development. From the planning process through the operational phase, the St. Louis and Kansas City Equity Funds are committed to providing professional guidance and support to their partners to assist in the success of sustainable affordable housing.