Opportunity finance news, stories, and voices

Jennifer Vasiloff / February 13, 2019 / Policy

Today, the U.S. Department of Treasury's CDFI Fund announced 38 recipients of the FY 2018 Capital Magnet Fund Award, totaling $142.9 million in grants. OFN congratulates all awardees, especially our 18 members, who received $68.6 million, 48 percent of the amount awarded.  

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Dafina Williams / January 30, 2019 / Policy

Despite a challenging outlook for the FY 2020 budget and appropriations process, the 116th Congress brings opportunity to introduce CDFIs to newly elected Members of Congress and new leadership on key committees. In both the House and Senate, new leadership and members resulted in changes in the composition of committees of jurisdiction over issues impacting the CDFI industry, in particular CDFI Fund appropriations and the New Markets Tax Credit program.

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Jennifer A. Vasiloff / January 29, 2019 / Policy

During the government shutdown, families, communities, and CDFIs experienced numerous hardships and disruptions. Many CDFIs met the challenge faced by their borrowers in creative and inspiring ways. 

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Lance Loethen / January 28, 2019 / Policy

Recently, OFN’s President and CEO Lisa Mensah was a featured speaker at an Urban Institute seminarA Look at Current CRA Lending As Modernization Begins—that presented and discussed findings from the organization’s recent report analyzing CRA data.

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Dafina Williams / December 11, 2018 / Policy

With leadership elections for the incoming 116th Congress nearly complete–with the exception of Rep.

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