Podcasts

Health Care Reform and CDFI Opportunities
Issue Date: 2011-03-02

The Affordable Care Act (aka, federal health care reform) contains provisions designed to substantially improve and expand health care in low-income communities. CDFIs are well placed to help make that expansion a reality. Hear Primary Care Development Corporation discuss the opportunities at hand and the ways that CDFIs can be part of this expansion.Download the slides that go along with this podcast.

Small Business Resources
Issue Date: 2011-02-17

In 2010, Congress and the Administration made new resources available to support CDFIs’ small business lending, including a $300 million lending facility and a new pilot program for CDFI access to the SBA 7(a) program. Hear about implementation of these new initiatives and OFN’s work to shape them.

The Housing Fund and Flood Relief in Tennessee
Issue Date: 2011-02-02

In May 2010, Middle Tennessee received over 15 inches of rain in 30 hours, creating a 1,000 year flood. Over 9,000 residential structures were affected, displacing thousands from their homes. Water levels caused damage that far exceeded disaster aid supplied by FEMA. The city of Nashville asked The Housing Fund (THF) to play a key role the housing recovery effort. In July THF began administration of a local $20 million flood rehabilitation program funded through supplemental CDBG disaster funds.

Market Conditions Q3 2010
Issue Date: 2011-01-13

Following a brief presentation of the findings from OFN's Third Quarter 2010 CDFI Market Conditions Survey, Donna Fabiani and Kristi Coker, Chair, OFN Board Market Conditions Committee, led a discussion on what CDFIs are experiencing under current market conditions and how they are responding.

2010 Year End Policy Round Up
Issue Date: 2010-12-16

2010 was a busy year for policy initiatives affecting CDFIs. OFN staff provided a status report updating Members on the CDFI Fund, small business, appropriations, and other topics.

CDFI Fund FY2011 Funding Round
Issue Date: 2010-10-21

Participants learned about the latest developments on appropriations and on the implementation of the Small Business Jobs Fund provisions affecting CDFIs. They heard about and discussed key changes in the CDFI Fund’s FY2011 funding round.

Financial Reform Legislation
Issue Date: 2010-09-23

This summer, Congress passed sweeping changes to the regulatory framework in which financial institutions do business, including the creation of a regulatory agency devoted to consumer protection. Learn about the implications for CDFIs, the next steps in the process, and opportunities to influence the discussion.

Market Conditions Q2 2010
Issue Date: 2010-09-22

Following a brief presentation of the findings from OFN's Second Quarter 2010 CDFI Market Conditions Survey, Donna Fabiani and Lori Glass, Chair, OFN Board Market Conditions Committee, led a discussion on what CDFIs are experiencing under current market conditions and how they are responding

Community Reinvestment Act Hearings
Issue Date: 2010-07-15

Participants heard about one of the summer’s hot topics: the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The call discussed ways that CDFIs can be involved in hearings in July and August and provided background for and input into OFN's testimony.

CDFI Fund's Community Investment and Impact System (CIIS)
Issue Date: 2010-06-17

Participants heard about an exciting new legislative initiative to support CDFIs and small business finance. Discussion focused on ideas for the CDFI Fund's first revision of its reporting instruments in several years, and ways that CDFIs and others would provide and use data.

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