Schirra Hayes is a Program Manager for Lending at Virginia Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Virginia LISC), where he provides general management and oversight of Virginia LISC’s lending program. Virginia LISC works with community organizations to revitalize underserved Richmond-area neighborhoods, which has led to physical improvements, safer streets, increased property values, and highly engaged residents. Virginia LISC supports community development organizations with grants, loans, and expertise to help them construct businesses, community centers, and affordable homes in low and moderate-income neighborhoods.
Prior to working at Virginia LISC, Schirra cultivated his expertise in Real Estate at the VCU Real Estate Foundation, Community Housing Partners, HPI Realty Group, Better Housing Coalition, and Regency Development. He received a Bachelor’s of Science, Real Estate & Urban Development from Virginia Commonwealth University.