Opportunity finance news, stories, and voices

Fran Lutz / February 9, 2017 / Policy

In our role as the nation’s CDFI leadership network, OFN raises awareness for the work of CDFIs across the country, advocates for CDFI funding and program access, as well as shines a bright light on the impact CDFIs have in all of our local communities.

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Liz Lopez / February 8, 2017 / Policy

OFN held a briefing on the CDFI industry February 1 for more than 50 Capitol Hill staffers from House and Senate offices from both sides of the aisle.

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Liz Lopez / January 26, 2017 / Policy

This year, OFN's Advocacy Day will take place on May 16-17, 2017. During Advocacy Day, your voice is needed to make the case to members of Congress and Administration officials about the importance of funding for the CDFI Fund, the industry, and our communities.

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Katie Havlovic / January 26, 2017 / Policy

As a former Hill staffer, I always looked forward to attending Congressional briefings because they were an opportunity to learn about the policy issues impacting different industries and hear from the perspective of practitioners.

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Dafina Williams / January 25, 2017 / Policy

The CDFI Fund is currently accepting comments on two issues: a Request for Information on CDFI certification seeking input on how to update the certification process to reflect

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