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    The Parish of Caddo is issuing this Professional Services – Consultant Request for Proposal (“RFP”) seeking qualified applicants interested in providing professional services and technical assistance to develop, fund, monitor, and support the Parish’s ... more
  • CDFI Annual Certification and Data Collection Report (ACR): A Snapshot for Fiscal Year 2019

    This annual snapshot of data from Certified CDFIs as reported in their ACR provides evidence of how CDFIs are providing Financial Products and Development Services to distressed communities and underserved populations while maintaining safety and soundness. more
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    Thank you all for joining the Native CDFI Community! We are still in the process of finding cdfis that woulld like to collaborate to share their resources, stories and events. Please reach out to especht@ofn.org for more information! more

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    For over three decades, Mercy Community Capital has focused exclusively on funding affordable housing and essential community infrastructure projects that support affordable housing. By collaborating with socially-responsible developers, Mercy Community Capital has helped finance the development of single and multifamily homes for rental and homeownership. These developments aid a variety of people, including low-income families and individuals, the working poor, seniors, farm workers, formerly homeless individuals and people with special needs.
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  • Infrastructure remains a focus this summer in Washington, D.C., and Congress needs to hear from you about how CDFIs can help rebuild America’s infrastructure! OFN has created a fact sheet highlighting the role CDFIs can play in current proposals.
  • In new research supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Opportunity Finance Network shows the traditional measure of persistent poverty by county severely undercounts the number of Americans living in entrenched poverty and is less geographically inclusive of rural and urban communities alike.  
  • Photo: Aquarium of the Bay - San Francisco, CA (Clearinghouse CDFI borrower) OFN is pleased to announce the latest recipients of Finance Justice Fund  loans and grants! Congratulations to the following OFN member CDFIs who are going deep to combat racial injustice and persistent poverty through investments in their unique communities.
  • OFN is pleased to announce Morgan Stanley has awarded $21.7 million in funding to support human capital and professional development for the CDFI network, and to make pass-through grants to CDFIs to help increase their lending capacity in the communities they serve. 
  • On June 24, the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing on “Examining Bipartisan Bills to Increase Access to Housing .” Lisa Mensah , OFN’s president and CEO, testified as the first witness on a panel that included Nan Roman of t

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