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  • Lending Where it Counts: An OFN Conference for the Record Books

    By the numbers, the 2019 OFN Conference will go down in CDFI history: 1 President William Jefferson Clinton; more than 1,600 attendees (the most yet!); 119 sessions across 11 tracks; special policymaker and industry guests; 5 CDFI-led tours through D.C. and Baltimore; 60 ... more
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    Hello friends! We created this CDFI Connect Community as a platform for sharing information, cross-pollination of ideas, and organization around the topics of clean energy, efficiency, and climate resilience. Several overlapping groups wanted to be ... more
  • 2019 Small Business Finance Forum Registration is Open

    OFN's 2019 Small Business Finance Forum will bring more than 350 representatives of CDFIs, other mission-driven small business lenders, and their partners together for a day and a half of valuable learning and networking that supports their mutual business ... more

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  • Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) is a leading national network of CDFIs (community development financial institutions) headquartered in Washington D.C. In pursuit of our mission to align capital with social, economic, and political justice, OFN supports its 270+ member CDFIs with money, strength, and voice to drive transformational change in underserved rural, urban, and Native communities nationwide.
  • The San Antonio Housing Trust supports affordable housing projects, programs, and initiatives in San Antonio, Texas, through loans, grants, and partnerships. Our aim is to align with community needs identified by the City of San Antonio and community based housing organizations. The Trust achieves its mission through four entities: The San Antonio Housing Trust (SAHT) was created by the City of San Antonio in 1988 with a corpus of $10 million. An 11-member Board of Trustees appointed by the San Antonio City Council governs the SAHT.

  • Director of Lending

    For more than thirty years, Southern Bancorp Community Partners has been working to provide entrepreneurs, homeowners, and individuals with the financial tools needed to achieve the American Dream – regardless of their zip code. From credit repair and financial education to lending and public policy advocacy, Southern Bancorp Community Partners has a long history of creating economic opportunity in communities that need it most. Southern is AERIS rated and designated as a CDFI by the US Department of Treasury.

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  • Are you a graduate or undergraduate student seeking to learn how community development financial institutions (CDFIs) work to align capital with social, economic, and political justice while you also make a meaningful contribution to projects that help drive capital and other financial resources to rural, urban, and Native communities nationwide that are underserved by mainstream finance? Applications to our 2020 summer internships are now open! Available positions are:
  • On February 13, the Aspen Institute's Latinos & Society Program held a launch event for its new publication, A Playbook For Scaling Latino-Owned Businesses .
  • OFN member BlueHub Loan Fund announced on January 31, 2020, that it has completed its first public debt offering, a $75 million Sustainability Bond—$56.25 million in 10-year bonds and $18.75 million in 7-year bonds. The successful offering enables BlueHub Loan Fund to continue its strategy of strong lending to finance high impact projects in low-income communities across the country.
  • by Jennifer A. Vasiloff & Dafina Williams The March 9 deadline is fast approaching for members of the public to submit comments to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) regarding proposed changes to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations.  
  • On February 7, Representative Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) introduced the Equitable Transit Oriented Development Act (H.R. 5783), which would make community development financial institutions (CDFIs) eligible to receive federal transportation infrastructure loans for transit-oriented development (TOD) projects, such as affordable housing, health centers, and early childhood facilities. The bill would add CDFIs to the eligible entities for TOD loans under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program through the Department of Transportation.

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