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/ September 19, 2017 / Newswire

Urban Institute has released data collected across the country and developed a a new fact sheet on the growing footprint of CDFIs and the role they play in serving communities in need. Key findings include:

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/ May 9, 2017 / Newswire

Press Release, San Francisco, CA—In today’s economy, the prevalence of “good jobs” is diminishing. On paper, the standard unemployment rate is hovering at all-time lows and America is in one of the longest sustained periods of job growth that we’ve seen. That’s on paper.

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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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