Opportunity finance news, stories, and voices

 

Mary Scott Hardwick / November 1, 2019 / Policy

On Tuesday, October 22, more than 100 Conference attendees donned their rain gear, grabbed packets of information about CDFIs, and headed across town to participate in an Afternoon on Capitol Hill.

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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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/ September 27, 2019 / Events

The Federal Reserve Board will host "Fed Listens: Perspectives on Maximum Employment and Price Stability" in Washington, D.C., on Friday, October 4, from 2-5:15 PM EST.

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Caroline Valvardi / March 1, 2019 / Policy

On February 26, four CDFI leaders from around the United States met at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., to give testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) at its first hearing ever on the CDFI Fund entitled “

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Dafina Williams / February 22, 2019 / Policy

On February 7, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access held a hearing to examine the challenges faced by women, minority, veteran, and rural entrepreneurs entitled

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