Low-income and immigrant communities are motivated to start businesses and create housing but they often lack access to mainstream financial services. Increasingly, these communities are securing the capital they need to finance housing and businesses through CDFI Funds. The U.S. Department of Treasury's CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution) Fund is the federal government's most effective source for deploying capital in underserved rural, urban and communities of color. These mission-driven financial institutions deliver affordable credit, capital and related services to communities through certified nonprofits (and for profits) that are culturally and linguistically aligned with the communities they serve.
Equitable Development: Sponsored by Citi Community Development