Annie Donovan announced she is stepping down from her role as Director of the CDFI Fund effective January 4, 2019. She will be succeeded by Jodie Harris who served as Director of the office of Small Business, Community Development.
With leadership elections for the incoming 116th Congress nearly complete–with the exception of Rep.
New York State continues making strides to improve access to clean energy sources like solar and wind for low-and-moderate (LMI) New Yorkers. Last month, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and NY Green Bank (NYGB) took a step to help improve access to clean energy sources like community solar for LMI New Yorkers by issuing a (RFI) to gain a greater sense of market barriers and challenges facing stakeholders who specifically focus on the LMI sector in the state. Through this request, the state will solicit feedback from solar developers, project sponsors, financial institutions, and community development financial institutions (CDFIs) like many of the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) members.
City First celebrated its 25th Anniversary on December 7 with an afternoon forum titled The Future of Urban Resilience followed by an evening Resilience Awards event. The forum was the fourth in a series of Impact Forums City First hosted in 2018.
Registration is now open for the April 10-12, 2019 Fundamentals of Opportunity Finance course in Durham, NC.