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/ October 1, 2019 / Voices

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.”  

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/ January 28, 2019 / Events

It’s time again for one of the CDFI industry's most anticipated events of the year: The CDFI Coalition Institute. The two-day event—March 13 and 14—brings together CDFIs from across the country in D.C.

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Dafina Williams / December 11, 2018 / Policy

With leadership elections for the incoming 116th Congress nearly complete–with the exception of Rep.

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Dafina Williams / November 28, 2018 / Policy

More than three weeks after the hotly contested 2018 midterm elections, the 116th Congress, its leadership, and committee membership are starting to take shape and one thing is quite clear: the House and Senate will look quite different in January 2019. 

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Dafina Williams / March 29, 2018 / Policy

Nearly six months after the start of fiscal year (FY) 2018, Congress finalized the FY2018 omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government through September 30, 2018.

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