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CDFIs Gain New Support and Visibility

Opportunity Finance Network's recent national conference featured announcements of new support for community development financial institutions. Read More

How Housing Matters Commentaries

A series of commentaries run by Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity on the key questions raised in the 2011 How Housing Matters conference. Read More

Starbucks Partners with MacArthur Grantee to Support Community Development Lenders

In a partnership with the Foundation-supported Opportunity Finance Network, Starbucks will provide capital grants to select Community Development Financial Institutions. Read More

Mercy Housing Foreclosure-Prevention Program Launched in Chicago Area

Mercy Housing has launched a new program with $100 million in unused Troubled Asset Relief Program money to slash loan balances to affordable levels on Chicago-area homes that are worth less than their debt. Read More

Wachovia NEXT Awards Honor Two Community Development Financial Institutions

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. in Wiscasset, ME and The Progress Fund in Greensburg, PA. are the recipients of the 2009 Wachovia NEXT $8.25 million Awards. Read More
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First Round of Winners of Apps 4 Metro Chicago Announced

Apps 4 Metro Chicago, the first ever regionally-based open data civic apps challenge, announced the first round of winners. Read More

New Data Show Logjam in Chicago Area Foreclosures

According to MacArthur grantee the Woodstock Institute, Chicago region foreclosures are taking longer to complete in 2011 than in 2010. Read More

Chicago Launches New Program to Combat Foreclosures

The City of Chicago has launched a new initiative to prevent foreclosures and stabilize property values in Humboldt Park, Chatham, Chicago Lawn, West Woodlawn, Auburn Gresham, West Pullman, Belmont Cragin, Englewood, and Grant Boulevard. Read More

Four CDFIs Vie for $8.25 Million in Awards for Responsible Financing Strategies

The Wachovia Wells Fargo NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance offers the awards in partnership with MacArthur. Read More