Partnership with the Pennsylvania Legislature and the Department of Community and Economic Development
CDFI Voice in Pennsylvania
CDFIs are the Network’s greatest advocacy resources in promoting the important role Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) play across Pennsylvania. Together, CDFIs can protect, leverage and grow scarce budgets, tax credit initiatives, bank and government investment, and advocate for legislation affecting CDFIs including Community Reinvestment Act, New Market Tax Credits and CDFI Bond Guarantee program, while equitably helping low to moderate income communities thrive. The PA CDFI Network is Pennsylvania’s CDFIs’ voice.
- Education to empower CDFIs’ communities,
- Protection and scaling of CDFI investment and resources,
- Monitoring and undertaking of emerging issues and resources to leverage and advance micro enterprises and small businesses, and
- A Voice for a better CDFI and small business climate in Pennsylvania.
The Network will educate Pennsylvania residents, businesses, and legislators about the purpose and function of CDFIs in promoting equitable community development.