Opportunity finance news, stories, and voices

Lance Loethen / March 8, 2017 / Publications

OFN’s first research publication of 2017, 20 Years of CDFI Banks and Credit Unions, 1996-2015: An Analysis of Trends and Growth, is a companion piece to 2015’s longitudinal

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/ January 31, 2017 / Voices

The facts are startling: Hispanic and black Americans have levels of wealth that are only one-tenth those of white Americans. There are many reasons why this is the case, but it is partly because they hold fewer business and financial assets.

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Donna Fabiani / January 13, 2017 / Publications

Income inequality has emerged as one of the top economic development issues in the United States since the Great Recession.

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Chris Bell / December 1, 2016 / Publications

OFN's 18th edition of Side by Side is now available. This annual reference guide for CDFI industry practitioners and investors provides key insights into the opportunity finance industry’s activity and performance.

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Donna Fabiani / July 25, 2016 / Voices

At a recent meeting of CDFIs in New England, three young entrepreneurs spoke about how CDFIs were enabling them to pursue their dreams. A young couple spoke about obtaining a mortgage to purchase farm land to expand their small organic farming business.

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