OFN’s advocacy focuses on policies that ensure fair lending and financial inclusion, promote environmental justice, boost tax incentives to encourage community development, and drive capital to communities that banks and other mainstream financial institutions find risky or unprofitable.
The CDFI industry’s largest federal partner is the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s CDFI Fund. With increased funding for CDFI Fund programs and broader federal partnerships, CDFIs can invest in more small businesses, affordable housing, infrastructure essentials, healthcare facilities, and other elements of thriving communities.
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