The Capacity Building Initiative expands technical assistance and training opportunities for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) nationwide, and significantly boosts their ability to deliver financial products and services to underserved communities. Under the Initiative, industry-wide training targets key issues currently affecting CDFIs and the communities they serve. The CDFI Fund has engaged established community development firms to provide training and technical assistance to address the following issues: foreclosure prevention, portfolio management, risk assessment, liquidity assistance and capitalization challenges, affordable housing and business lending, and training in CDFI business processes.
NeighborWorks® America provides the Foreclosure Solution series. This series helps participating CDFIs improve their understanding of foreclosure intervention counseling and how to effectively implement a counseling program in their communities.
NeighborWorks® America provides the Portfolio Management series. This series will help participating CDFIs improve their capacity to manage their portfolios, including assessing and reducing portfolio risk.
NeighborWorks® America provides the CDFI Capitalization series, which helps participating CDFIs learn strategies and techniques for increasing their capitalization and improving their liquidity.
NeighborWorks® America provides The Leadership Journey: Native CDFI Growth and Excellence series, which offers the forum, tools, and resources for Native CDFI leaders to identify and address the critical challenges of their organizations.
Opportunity Finance Network provides the Financing Healthy Food Options series to support CDFIs engaged in the eradication of food deserts in their Target Markets.
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