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  • OFN Statement on U.S. Treasury's CRA Modernization Recommendations

    Dear CDFI Connect Community, Yesterday, the US Department of the Treasury released recommendations  on Community Reinvestment Act modernization. OFN issued a statement  to ... more
  • Welcome to the CDFI Women’s Network!

    The CDFI Women's Network (CWN) is an independent, women-led, volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of women who work for CDFIs or for organizations that support the Community Development Finance industry. CWN creates opportunities ... more
  • OFN Names Andrew Givens as COO and Jennifer Vasiloff as CEAO

    Key hires further strengthen OFN’s commitment to bring more capital, capacity, and visibility to community development financial institutions delivering responsible finance Philadelphia, PA & Washington, D.C., November 8—Opportunity Finance Network ... more

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  • The San Francisco Affordable Housing Accelerator Fund (SFHAF) is an innovative public-private partnership that leverages private capital to help the city of San Francisco keep low income and working families in their current homes, provides financing for developers to acquire property for affordable housing, and secures long-term housing stability and affordability.
  • OFN is a leading national network of CDFIs (community development financial institutions) with offices in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. In pursuit of a mission to align capital with social, economic, and political justice, OFN supports its member CDFIs with money, strength, and voice to drive transformational change in underserved communities nationwide.
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    OFN is a leading national network of CDFIs (community development financial institutions) with offices in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. In pursuit of a mission to align capital with social, economic, and political justice, OFN supports its member CDFIs with money, strength, and voice to drive transformational change in underserved communities nationwide.

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  • Registration for the eighth annual Small Business Finance Forum , OFN’s event focused on mission-driven lenders in low-income and underserved communities, is now open.
  • Join Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) for a webinar series that will introduce new staff to the CDFI industry. The series will also help board members and staff unfamiliar with the overall industry become oriented to the latest resources and industry data. Join us to learn: Current state of the CDFI Industry Key CDFI trends to watch Navigating resources Roles of OFN from CDFI lender to CDFI advocate Webinars will be held on Thursday, May 10th, 17th, and 31st at 3 PM EDT.
  • Today OFN congratulated and recognized Laurie Curran, VP of Accounting, for 20 years of service at OFN. Starting as a bookkeeper, Laurie has made many contributions to OFN as she has steadily increased her responsibilities. Now she works closely with OFN’s auditors on producing OFN’s financial statements and ensuring that OFN bills and employees are paid on time. “I mostly work behind the scenes, so it’s nice to be recognized like this,” said Laurie.
  • This month, the retirement of longtime Senator and Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-MS) resulted in a shuffling of subcommittee leadership. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) will serve as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Senator James Lankford (R-OK) is the new chair of the Senate Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) subcommittee, the subcommittee with jurisdiction over the CDFI Fund.
  • This month the New York Times took a deep dive into the impact of OFN Member, Lower East Side Federal Credit Union. Linda Levy, chief executive of Lower East Side, is set to retire at the end of the month after nearly 30 years leading the CDFI. The read explores some of the highlights under Levy's tenure, including several times she and the credit union were unafraid to rock the boat.

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