Recently honored as one of Women in Housing & Finance’s “40 under 40,” OFN Vice President of Public Policy Dafina Williams has been quietly driving transformational change in communities across the country over her past 13 years at OFN.
An industry veteran, Dafina is brimming with valuable insights on CDFI challenges, opportunities, and impact. The OFN team recently caught up with Dafina to capture some of her knowledge and perspectives, including her thoughts on OFN’s relocation from Philadelphia to Washington D.C.
“For CDFIs, the community is not an afterthought. They’re the priority.”
Recently Reinvestment Fund President and CEO Donald Hinkle-Brown published an article explaining how CDFIs and other community lenders can use data and research to target investments in ways that create real impact.
Recently, OFN member IFF published a blog by CEO Joe Neri about why CDFIs should care more about developing early childhood education centers.