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News Related to Covid-19 and our Industry

Q&A: Paige Chapel on why CDFIs need to take a data-driven approach to assessing their impact to attract capital and stay relevant.

By Christopher Williams

CDFI offers grants to help local food businesses get started at the Lexington Market.

By Erica Sweeney 

Lexington Market is a Baltimore icon. The 240-year-old food market still... Read more

NAAC Finance will connect the unbanked with quick cash and financial education, helping them to avoid predatory, high-interest loans. 

By Erica Sweeney 

More than 7 million U.S. households are unbanked, which means no one living in... Read more

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Fern Street co-founder John Highkin poses with students who are part of Fern Street's after-school program.

Photo by Gary Payne

Because of structural racism embedded in housing policies and practices, racial disparities in mortgage denials—and homeownership—persist. This study fills a research gap by examining the relationship between mortgage denials and neighborhood... Read more

After seven months of a global pandemic spent in a cramped one-bedroom apartment, Jacob Guardado and his roommate decided to make a move.

They found a Studio City two-bedroom in October 2020 for $1,975 a month — a few hundred dollars more... Read more

The central tenet of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s ... Read more

Ebanisha Wiley has been on the brink of eviction for months. She lives in Montgomery County, an area north of Houston where officials decided to return much of their federal rental assistance money.

“I need it,” Wiley said. “I need it. I... Read more

New program subsidizes an easier commute for some of NYC’s frontline and essential workers.

By Christopher C. Williams 

Solomon Smart has been biking to his work as senior center director at BronxWorks, a  senior recreational center... Read more

A $240,000 grant program gave 20 childcare providers a much-needed helping hand.

By Hadassah Patterson