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News Related to Covid-19 and our Industry

The Texas city becomes the third to join the CDFI Friendly America program — and they have big goals for supporting the community. 

By Erica Sweeney 

“People are feeling like it’s OK to dream again,” Christina... Read more

Revision Energy is partnering with impact investors and CDFIs to make solar power more accessible to housing cooperatives and other community nonprofits. 

By Hadassah Patterson

Destination Crenshaw receives crucial new funding for the 1.3-mile-long monument to Black art and culture.


By Connie Aitcheson


Charles Dickson started sculpting at five years old and sold his first piece at 12... Read more

Q&A: Genesis Fund’s John Egan on why he’s become something of an evangelist for zero-interest loans and mortgages — and how he’s hoping to get banks on board.

By Hadassah Patterson

Maine has a burgeoning... Read more

Haitian-born Julio Bateau arrived in Detroit in 1978 with a graduate degree in structural engineering and a spirit of possibility. He was drawn to Midtown, a then-economically distressed area in central Detroit overrun with vacant and abandoned... Read more

The homeownership rate for Black Americans in 2020 was lower than it was a decade before, even as the nation’s overall homeownership rate saw a record annual increase, a new report has found.

Zoning reform is not sexy. It’s a complicated process deeply entangled in bureaucratic decisionmaking that ... Read more

For millions of people across the United States, the location of their homes jeopardizes their health. One in six Americans lives within three miles of a toxic waste site—often unknowingly. Scattered across the country, some sites are visible,... Read more


One of only three historic Japantowns left in the country, L.A.’s Little Tokyo is facing a sweeping wave of gentrification. In response, a consortium of local CDFIs have joined forces to help local small businesses put down roots. 

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Hampton Roads, Virginia, is classified as a food desert even though there is no shortage of local farms. Here’s how one agribusiness startup is working with farmers to increase community access to local food. 

By Hadassah... Read more