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Why We Need the CDFI Fund

Why We Need the CDFI Fund

Last week, we saw the current administration’s first budget proposal, which calls for a $54 billion increase in military spending, funded by cuts to nonmilitary programs. The New York Times reported that, as part of these cuts, the U.S. Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund (“the Fund”) will be “all but eliminated.” While it … Continue reading

Top 5 wins for affordable housing in 2012

Top 5 wins for affordable housing in 2012

by Eva Wingren, Mercy Housing Policy Associate From the proposed short-funding of Project Based Section 8 to the fiscal cliff, it’s been a scary year for affordable housing. There were some 11th hour victories, such as the extension of the New Markets Tax Credit and the 9% fixed rate for the Housing Credit. However, I … Continue reading