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News Related to Covid-19 and our Industry

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

Education-focused CDFI takes a big-picture approach, from funds to upgrade school facilities to workforce development initiatives for parents.

By Erica Sweeney 

School districts where most enrollees are low-income and students of... Read more

“You don’t have to live in a village to be a part of a village.”

By Connie Aitcheson

Every workday, at 5 p.m., Amia Guild would leave her job as a supervisor at Comcast to pick up her then 15-year-old daughter from... Read more

Through a wide-range of initiatives including real state, small business support and workforce development, the POWER Collaborative is hoping to build wealth and stability in some of Baltimore’s most underserved communities. ... Read more

The Native American Agriculture Fund has a plan to turn a 20-year trust fund into long-term support — and CDFIs will play a key role.

From a dramatically changing food retail landscape to worker shortages and supply chain... Read more

California-based CDFI is helping community health centers take a more holistic approach to what their patients need, from substance abuse resources to workforce development. 

By Erica Sweeney