Opportunity finance news, stories, and voices

Lance Loethen / August 8, 2018 / Policy

CDFIs across the country are exploring how to use Opportunity Zones (OZone), the new tax benefit directing equity investments into designated low-income census tracts.

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Dafina Williams / August 7, 2018 / Policy

Last week, the Senate approved $250 million for the CDFI Fund as part of H.R.

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Jennifer A. Vasiloff / July 25, 2018 / Policy

On Wednesday, July 25, the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) held a hearing on “The Innovation Economy, Entrepreneurship, and Barriers to Capital Access.” Chairman Erik Paulsen (R-MN-3) presided over the hearing which featured three witnesses: OFN President and CEO, Lisa Mensah, Phil Mackintosh, Sen

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Jennifer A. Vasiloff / July 19, 2018 / Policy

On July 18, the House of Representatives voted in favor of three amendments aimed to increase the overall FY19 appropriation for the CDFI Fund to $223 million.

A voice vote was held, and all three amendments were accepted:

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