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Request Info on FHLB Membership

Thu, 2019-12-12 22:34
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Which CDFIs are members of FHLBs?  Is there a list?  Have there been any reports or studies on CDFI membership in FHLBs?  Any info would be appreciated.  Thanks! ------------------------------ Jerry Rioux San Luis Obispo County Housing Trust Fund San Luis Obispo, CA jerry@slochtf.org ------------------------------

RE: CDFI Research Working Group Feedback: Assessing methods of CDFI impact measurement -

Thu, 2019-12-12 22:21
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Hey everyone - I have been so impressed with all the interest in this (to be honest with you, I was not sure how much there would be!). We have some decisions to make in terms of scale/rigor/complexity, but so I can record volunteer interest it would be great if people could fill out this form .That form is just for people who have a interest in working on this project as a co-author or contributor. If you are a CDFI who would be responding to the survey, please continue to reply here or email me [More]

RE: CDFI Research Working Group Feedback: Assessing methods of CDFI impact measurement -

Thu, 2019-12-12 15:22
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Thanks to Jamie for coordinating this work and to Catherine and Angie for offering input and assistance.  We need as many CDFIs as possible to participate in this effort. ------------------------------ Lance Loethen Vice President, Research Opportunity Finance Network Washington DC (215) 320-4343 ------------------------------

RE: CDFI Research Working Group Feedback: Assessing methods of CDFI impact measurement -

Thu, 2019-12-12 14:22
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Hi Jamie, Thank you for your time and moving this conversation forward. I concur with Catherine's sentiments and similar questions. I, too, work for a CDFI and am the lead for their IMM system. We also have taken the step of implementing a system that anticipates/scores project impact pre-investment via the impact due diligence tool. I would be happy to complete a survey about this topic on behalf of our organization. If I can be of help as well, please let me know. Take care, Angie Waddell [More]

RE: CDFI Research Working Group Feedback: Assessing methods of CDFI impact measurement -

Thu, 2019-12-12 13:27
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi, Jamie. Thanks for sustaining momentum on these conversations and for asking important questions about useful measurement in the CDFI space.  I'd love to be a part of this work and am particularly invested b/c I am both someone who leads impact and measurement at a CDFI and who worked as a researcher.  (I was senior staff at a firm called Abt Associates for 11 years.)   YES, we would answer a survey about this topic here at BlueHub.  Yes, (if it'd be helpful and if I can work it into my life), [More]

RE: Express Loan Product

Thu, 2019-12-12 11:00
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Rob, Try to separate and automate the process as much as possible.  Develop scoring criteria and strict guidelines for express program.  If an application does not meet guidelines, they just do not qualify for express and can/should be looked at for a different program. ------------------------------ Grant Bennett Project Manager, CDFI Veteran Collaborative PeopleFund Austin TX (512) 222-1019 ------------------------------

RE: Express Loan Product

Thu, 2019-12-12 09:28
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi Rob, At Capital Good Fund we do "express" underwriting, but we have a functionally different method. Since we do 100% consumer loans all our underwriting is done on a consumer credit basis. To the extent you are willing to look at the small loans on a consumer credit basis it could easily change your diligence process. Throwing out this idea to get the ball rolling. Kevin Kevin Egolf Vice President of Investor Relations Office: 866-584-3651, ext. 168 Cell: 401-280-6331 Fax: 866-254-0219 22 A Street, [More]

CDFI Research Working Group Feedback: Assessing methods of CDFI impact measurement -

Wed, 2019-12-11 11:38
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Thanks to all of you who joined our CDFI Research Working Group call last fall - and also big thanks to those of you who were able to come to the research networking session at the OFN conference. The amount of interest in research seems to be very high, so we plan to move forward with this. Look for more details on the next call soon! Until then, we wanted to assess interest in a project to examine  how  CDFIs are engaged in impact measurement. This was something that came up a lot during the call. [More]

RE: MicroLending Underwriting Training

Wed, 2019-12-11 11:37
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Hi Heidi - any chance one can participate virtually from the east coast? Thanks, Dorothy Adams Board Chair Capital for Change Wallingford, CT ------------------------------ Dorothy Adams Board Chair Capital for Change Hartford CT (860) 586-2028 ------------------------------

Express Loan Product

Wed, 2019-12-11 11:34
From : Communities>>Open Forum
I wanted to reach out and ask if any organization has any experience, tips or pointers on setting up an "express business loan" option for their CDFI? For us it would be a helpful piece to add in if possible to expedite some of the lesser dollar amount ($15,000 and under) in order to provide clients with an answer in a few days rather than a month. All said we want it to be responsibly done and a valuable add to what we currently are offering, any guidance would be great! ------------------------------ [More]

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