Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

2015 September

New Working Paper – Weathering the Great Recession: A CDFI Case Study in Patient Capital

Unlike many other financial institutions, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) came through the recession not only successfully, but stronger. A new case study examines the experience of the Low Income Investment Fund, a CDFI that practices a proactive and disciplined …

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What Works News Round-Up – September 17, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Inside Philanthropy (9/16/15) Money for Mobility: Inside a New Push to Get Poor Families to Better Neighborhoods Where you grow up can have a huge influence on your access to opportunity…

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