CDFIs Role in Disaster Recovery

  • CDFIs are nimble, on-the-ground, economic first-responders, helping thousands

  • of individuals, small businesses, and community organizations rebuild after disasters

 

CDFIs Response to Disasters Recovery

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are nimble, on-the-ground, economic first-responders, helping thousands of individuals, small businesses, and community organizations rebuild after disasters. As community organizations with deep knowledge of markets, CDFIs play a unique intermediary role by providing affordable loans and other services to help with markets recovering from disasters. CDFIs capitalize on their strong civic relationships, and networks of partners, including foundations, banks, government, and corporation.

CDFIs have played this unique role in many disasters, including 9/11, Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Katrina, and most recently Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

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For Individuals, Businesses and Nonprofit Impacted by Harvey and Hurricane Irma

Many local, regional, and national CDFIs are providing loans, grants, and other services to help individuals and organizations that are rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Please search the database below for the CDFIs that may be able to help your rebuilding efforts.

Florida Members List

Black Business Investment Fund of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
Contact: Inez Long | Phone: 407.649.4780
Organization Type: Loan Fund | Lending Type: Business

Florida Community Loan Fund
Orlando, FL
Contact: Ignacio Esteban | Phone: 407.246.0846
Organization Type: Loan Fund | Lending Type: Community Facilities, Housing

LiftFund (Formerly Accion Texas, Inc.) - Florida Office
FL Office
Contact: Janie Barrera | Phone: 888.215.2373
Organization Type: Loan Fund | Lending Type: Business, Microenterprise

Manatee Community Federal Credit Union
Bradenton, FL
Contact: Sherod A. Halliburton | Phone: 941.748.7704
Organization Type: Credit Union | Lending Type: Business, Community Facilities, Consumer, Housing, Microenterprise

Neighborhood Lending Partners of West Florida
Tampa, FL
Contact: Mary Graves | Phone: 813.879.4525
Organization Type: Loan Fund | Lending Type: Housing, Real Estate

Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF)
Fort Pierce, FL
Contact: Doug Coward | Phone: 772.468.1818
Organization Type: Loan Fund | Lending Type: Housing

Texas Members List

LiftFund (Formerly Accion Texas, Inc.)
San Antonio, TX
Contact: Janie Barrera | Phone: 888.215.2373
Organization Type: Loan Fund | Lending Type: Business, Microenterprise

PeopleFund
Austin, TX
Contact: Gary Lindner | Phone: 512.472.8087
Organization Type: Loan Fund | Lending Type: Business, Community Facilities, Microenterprise

Corporation for Supportive Housing - Houston Office
Houston, TX
Contact: Brigid DeLoach | Phone: 281.702.5033
Organization Type: Loan Fund | Lending Type: Housing

Local Initiatives Support Corporation - Houston Office
Houston, TX
Contact: Amanda Timm | Phone: 713.334.5700
Organization Type: Loan Fund | Lending Type: Community Facilities, Housing, Real Estate

Interested in Supporting Harvey and Hurricane Irma Rebuilding Efforts

For corporations, foundations, government, individuals, and other stakeholders supporting rebuilding efforts, CDFIs are playing a critical intermediary role in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma bringing capital and other resources to people, organizations, and communities rebuilding after the storm. Please search the database below to find on-the-ground organizations aggregating resources for rebuilding efforts.

Florida Members List

Black Business Investment Fund of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
Contact: Inez Long | Phone: 407.649.4780
Organization Type: Loan Fund | Lending Type: Business

Florida Community Loan Fund
Orlando, FL
Contact: Ignacio Esteban | Phone: 407.246.0846
Organization Type: Loan Fund | Lending Type: Community Facilities, Housing

LiftFund (Formerly Accion Texas, Inc.) - Florida Office
FL Office
Contact: Janie Barrera | Phone: 888.215.2373
Organization Type: Loan Fund | Lending Type: Business, Microenterprise

Manatee Community Federal Credit Union
Bradenton, FL
Contact: Sherod A. Halliburton | Phone: 941.748.7704
Organization Type: Credit Union | Lending Type: Business, Community Facilities, Consumer, Housing, Microenterprise

Neighborhood Lending Partners of West Florida
Tampa, FL
Contact: Mary Graves | Phone: 813.879.4525
Organization Type: Loan Fund | Lending Type: Housing, Real Estate

Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF)
Fort Pierce, FL
Contact: Doug Coward | Phone: 772.468.1818
Organization Type: Loan Fund | Lending Type: Housing

Texas Members List

LiftFund (Formerly Accion Texas, Inc.)
San Antonio, TX
Contact: Janie Barrera | Phone: 888.215.2373
Organization Type: Loan Fund | Lending Type: Business, Microenterprise

PeopleFund
Austin, TX
Contact: Gary Lindner | Phone: 512.472.8087
Organization Type: Loan Fund | Lending Type: Business, Community Facilities, Microenterprise

Corporation for Supportive Housing - Houston Office
Houston, TX
Contact: Brigid DeLoach | Phone: 281.702.5033
Organization Type: Loan Fund | Lending Type: Housing

Local Initiatives Support Corporation - Houston Office
Houston, TX
Contact: Amanda Timm | Phone: 713.334.5700
Organization Type: Loan Fund | Lending Type: Community Facilities, Housing, Real Estate

Resource Library

Active Fund-Raising Efforts

Specific to Hurricane Harvey

Specific to Hurricane Irma

General CDFI Disaster Recovery Resources

CDFI Stories of Disaster Relief

Read about CDFI Stories of disaster relief here.

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