Opportunity finance news, stories, and voices

Liz Lopez / August 3, 2017 / Policy

Advocate on behalf of our industry—join OFN Conference attendees on September 26 for CDFIsInvest on the Hill! As Congress works on the FY18 budget, they need to hear from constituents like you who know first-hand about CDFI's impact and why programs like the CDFI Fund should be preserved.

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/ August 1, 2017 / Newswire

August 1, 2017 (Washington, DC) – A new, independent report on the federal New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program) was released today by Summit Consulting LLC (Summit). The Compliance Review of New Markets Tax Credit Program report (the NMTC Report) was commissioned by the U.S.

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Katie Havlovic / July 27, 2017 / Policy

On July 26, the House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Subcommittee held a hearing where U.S.

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Katie Havlovic / July 20, 2017 / Policy

There are only a few weeks left until August and while many of us may be heading for vacation, it is important to remember that August is a crucial month for advocacy.

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Dafina Williams / July 20, 2017 / Policy

On July 13, the House Appropriations Committee approved the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) fiscal year (FY) 2018 Appropriations bill. The bill reduces the CDFI Fund’s budget from FY17 funding level of $248 million to $190 million, a decrease of 23 percent. The bill continues the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program (BGP) with $500 million in guarantee authority.

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