OFN’s advocacy focuses on policies that ensure fair lending and financial inclusion, boost tax incentives to promote community development, and drive capital to communities that banks and other mainstream financial institutions don’t reach because of historic discrimination and generations of disinvestment.
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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