With demand for loans surging and investment capital from large banks drying up, community development financial institutions are caught in cash crunch.

Acting as intermediaries to banks, credit unions and foundations, the CDFIs provide low-cost financing to neighborhood developers and small-business owners that might otherwise have trouble obtaining market-rate loans.

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.