Community Development Financial Institution


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Community Development Financial Institution

Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are private financial institutions that are 100% dedicated to delivering responsible, affordable lending to help low-income, low-wealth, and other disadvantaged people and communities join the economic mainstream.

By financing community businesses—including small businesses, microenterprises, nonprofit organizations, commercial real estate, and affordable housing—CDFIs spark job growth and retention in hard-to serve markets across the nation.

CDFIs are profitable but not profit-maximizing. They put community first, not the shareholder. For more than 30 years, they have had a proven track record of making an impact in those areas of America that need it most.


USET CDFI Board Members:

Cyrus Ben
Kitcki Carroll
Susan Hammond
Owen Herne
Michell Alexander Hicks
Robert Odawi Porter
Russ Seagle
Christopher Thompson
*One Vacancy to be filled during June 2017 USET Meeting