Our History

With the support of the banking community, and through strong relationships with developers, Centrant Community Capital has grown from a single-state affordable housing lender to a trusted regional financing resource.  As our footprint has expanded, our identity has evolved.  However, our commitment to affordable housing, our members and our borrowers remains as true today as it was in 1990.


Community Investment Corporation of North Carolina is incorporated as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the North Carolina Bankers AssociationDecember 1990

Initial Loan
First loan closed – $450,000October 1991
$100 Million Mark
$100 million in funded loansSeptember 2004
Welcome to SC!
First loan closed in South CarolinaAugust 2006
Name Change

Name changed to Community Investment Corporation of the CarolinasMay 2007

Next Step: Virginia
First loan closed in VirginiaApril 2009
Reached $200 Million
$200 million in funded loansMarch 2012
CICCAR Board of Directors approves expansion into Tennessee and Georgia, adopts a new logo

October 2012

First loan closed in TennesseeDecember 2014
First loan closed in GeorgiaMarch 2015
Reached $300 Million!
Reached $300 Million in Funded Loans
December 2017
New Name!
We adopt the name Centrant Community Capital, to better reflect our mission, funding role and operating footprint; total loans funded to date surpasses $300 million.
February 2018
30th year!
We marked the conclusion of three decades of serving banks, strengthening communities and helping people.

December 2020