General News

CDFI Fund Implements Telework

To protect ourselves and our families from the spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with guidance issued by the Office of Personnel Management, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund’s (CDFI Fund’s) employees will be utilizing maximum telework flexibilities beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020.


Former VP Biden Releases Presidential Campaign Housing Plan

Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden released his housing plan, which calls for the expansion of LIHTC authority by $10 billion and the permanent authorization and expansion of the New Markets Tax Credit.

Federal Housing Finance Agency

FHFA Authorizes 2020 Disbursements to Housing Trust Fund, Capital Magnet Fund

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently authorized Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to disburse payments to HUD for the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) and to the Treasury Department for the Capital Magnet Fund (CMF). According to FHFA, HTF will receive $326.4 million for the year, while CMF will receive $175.8 million. Last year, HTF […]

General News

Request for Public Comment: CDFI Program, NACA Program and NMTC Program Annual Reports

The Department of the Treasury invites the general public to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections. Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) is soliciting comments concerning the Community Development Financial Institutions CDFI Program (CDFI Program), Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program) and New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program) Annual Report, including the Awards Management and Information System (AMIS) Compliance and Performance Report (ACPR).


Trump Administration Releases FY 2021 Budget Request

President Trump’s Administration released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget request, “A Budget for America’s Future.” HUD is allocated $47.9 billion in funding, a 15.2 percent decrease over FY 2020 enacted levels with notable zeroing out of the HOME program, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Public Housing Capital Fund, Choice Neighborhoods and HOPE VI.

Member News

Cinnaire Receives $1 Million CDFI Fund Award

Cinnaire was selected as one of the 184 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to receive an award from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s CDFI Fund. The $1 million Financial Assistance award will be used to provide creative loans and flexible financing to support low-income, distressed communities throughout Cinnaire’s footprint


Chairwoman Waters, Senator Harris Introduce Housing is Infrastructure Act

House Committee on Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the Housing is Infrastructure Act of 2019 (H.R. 5187/S. 2951). The bills contain the following investments in housing:


NMTC Summary Report and Public Data for FYs 2003-2017

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) released a Summary Report and data collected on New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) investments across the nation through fiscal year (FY) 2017. Nearly 70 percent of NMTC investments made through 2017 have been concentrated in single/mixed-use real estate, health care and social assistance, manufacturing, and educational services.


Mayor Buttigeg Releases Housing Plan

Democratic presidential hopeful Mayor Pete Buttigieg (South Bend, IN) released An Economic Agenda for American Families which includes spending $430 billion on affordable housing measures. “He will enable more than 2 million more units of affordable housing to be built or restored where it is needed most, using billions of dollars of investments in the Housing Trust Fund, Capital Magnet Fund, HOME and CDBG funds, and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit.”


Candeur Group Surpasses $450 Million in Affordable Housing Investments

After the recent closing of a $7 million equity investment in a 200-unit affordable housing property located in Vancouver, WA, Candeur Group surpassed $450 million in affordable housing investments. Candeur is an investment banking firm for the affordable housing industry providing financial products to developers for affordable syndication and preservation.


Rep. Beto O’Rourke Releases Presidential Housing Plan

Former Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) released his presidential housing plan, which calls for creating 3 million new homes through the National Housing Trust Fund; creating 3 million new homes through a $60 billion investment in the Capital Magnet Fund and investing $50 billion to rehab public housing; fully fund Housing Choice Vouchers. If elected president, […]


CDFI Fund Releases FY 2019 CMF Application Demand

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) released the application data for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 round of its Capital Magnet Fund program. A total of 113 organizations submitted applications requesting more than $522 million in funding. The applicants propose to serve 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  In total, 58 percent of the applicants are certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), and the remaining 42 percent of the applicants are nonprofit affordable housing organizations.

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