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  • Amir Kirkwood joins OFN as chief lending and investment officer

    OFN is excited to announce Amir Kirkwood will join us as Chief Lending and Investment Officer starting February 1, 2019. In this newly created position, Amir will be responsible for the strategy, development, implementation, and risk management of OFN’s ... more
  • Annie Donovan Steps Down as Director of the CDFI Fund

    Annie Donovan announced she is stepping down from her role as Director of the CDFI Fund effective January 4, 2019. She will be succeeded by Jodie Harris who served as Director of the office of Small Business, Community Development. Read her full announcement here. more
  • Call for CDFI Women's Network Volunteers

    The CDFI Women's Network is seeking volunteers to serve on its Programming, Local Chapters, Communications, and Technology Committees. We invite you to take advantage of this great leadership opportunity to meet the brilliant women of the CDFI industry, ... more

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  • Join a thought and innovation leader within the Community Development Financial Institution (“CDFI”) industry. Partners for the Common Good (“PCG”), a Washington, DC based national community development loan fund, is seeking a Development and Marketing Associate.
  • Capital for Change (C4C) is the largest full-service Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in Connecticut offering capital solutions that create and sustain lasting positive change for low-income communities, broaden social and economic participation, and encourage economic growth and environmental sustainability.
  • Tax Credit Lending Relationship Manager, Specialty Finance, CDC Community Finance Solutions Job Location: National Job Description U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC) provides tax credit investments, loans, and banking services to organizations and projects that support affordable housing and economic development in underserved communities across the country.

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  • 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 “Exploring Challenges and Opportunities of Underserved Businesses in the 21st Century.”  
  • On February 12, OFN President and CEO Lisa Mensah traveled to Mississippi Valley State University with OFN’s EVP of Knowledge Sharing, Donna Fabiani, to participate in a Hope Enterprise Corporation policy forum entitled “Rural Places, Rural Spaces: Closing the Financial Service Gaps in Persistent Poverty America.” Lisa helped kick off the forum as a panelist alongside fellow community development experts from around the country, with keynote speaker and Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome H. Powell, taking the stage following the morning sessions.
  • Community Housing Capital (CHC), an OFN member that helps provide financing for affordable housing projects around the country, recently announced the selection of its new senior leadership team, following the retirement of founding President and CEO, Jack Gilbert, and Chief Financial Officer, Brent Lee. 
  • On February 18, the Today show looked at the scarcity of banks in many communities across the country and featured Hope Credit Union as a solution to filling the financial services gap in Moorhead, Mississippi.  
  • OFN member Colorado Enterprise Fund will use the funds to help minority-owned businesses increase scale and impact.

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