Opportunity finance news, stories, and voices

Jackeline Stewart / May 24, 2016 / Policy

Ahead of Advocacy Day, OFN honors Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Chris Coons (D-DE) and Representatives Jamie Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) with

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Dafina Williams / May 18, 2016 / Policy

Access to safe, quality affordable housing is one of the most basic needs, yet for far too many low- and moderate-income families, finding affordable housing can be an insurmountable challenge. 

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John Cobb / May 17, 2016 / Policy

President Obama’s proposed budget for FY17 requested $245.9 million for the CDFI Fund—a $12.4 million increase from the amount approved last year—and a continuation of the BGP with $1 billion in guarantee authority.

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Liz Lopez / May 16, 2016 / Policy

The CDFI Bond Guarantee Program (BGP) was created by Congress in the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.

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Dafina Williams / May 12, 2016 / Voices

As CDFIs from across the nation prepare to travel to Washington D.C. to meet with policymakers for 2016 Advocacy Day, I’m reminded of how far we have come since we began our annual visit to the Hill six years ago.

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