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News Related to Covid-19 and our Industry

No one can reasonably deny that when the overall economy gets cold, low- and moderate-income individuals and neighborhoods get the flu, largely through no imprudence of their own. History proves that lower-income families, particularly those... Read more

Insights from one CDFI’s portfolio

By Frances A. McMorris

Reduced revenues, decreased hours for employees, furloughs and even shuttered doors were just some of the challenges facing small business owners across the country as the... Read more

“Progress is not all smooth.”

By Hadassah Patterson 

A high-tech funding boost for Latinx businesses

By Christopher Williams

Partners for the Common Good (PCG) is pleased to announce the launch of “CDFI Futures” a news partnership between PCG and Next City. Through this partnership PCG will highlight the unique work being done by CDFIs and leaders in the community... Read more

The “grand bargain” that Seattle politicians and developers struck for larger buildings and affordable housing is starting to yield some results.

Under the new Mandatory Housing Affordability program formulated in 2015, the city agreed to... Read more

 

Taking the Indiana city’s successful model nationwide

By Frances A. McMorris

When Bloomington, Indiana, was looking to fund a recent affordable housing project, they looked outside their city — and even their state... Read more

"There's a Goldilocks factor": Older offices can be too big or too small.

By Cyrus Farivar

Escalating costs of living—including housing costs—in cities like San Francisco, New York City, and Washington, DC, may prevent teachers, who have midlevel incomes, from moving to or staying in the area. This can be especially true for teachers... Read more

BIPOC-owned studio finds success during the pandemic with CDFI funding help.

By Houreidja Tall

A typical day at Nzilani Glass Conservation could involve anything from photographing windows to restoring glass. As the only... Read more

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