During their May 14th visit to Washington, D.C., OFN’s Board of Directors hit the ground running by holding 17 meetings with federal policymakers. Board members met with four U.S. Senators, four senior federal agency officials, and numerous legislative staffers.
Recently, OFN’s President and CEO Lisa Mensah was a featured speaker at an Urban Institute seminar—A Look at Current CRA Lending As Modernization Begins—that presented and discussed findings from the organization’s recent report analyzing CRA data.
Opportunity Finance Network and many of OFN members responded to the Office of Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) request for advice on reforms to the CRA regulatory framework.
On October 23, OFN was invited to brief the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Jerome Powell, on the state of community development finance, and to provide recommendations for reforming the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).