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Tuesday, August 29 • 9:00am - 10:15am
CDFIs and Investment Funds: Who Are They and What Do They Do?

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The strategic deployment of capital for the construction of homeownership and rental developments to increase housing production in underserved communities is helping to bridge the investment gap across Florida.  Prioritizing communities that otherwise lack access to lending resources for both developers and homebuyers alike requires more creative financing opportunities, especially to support increasing construction costs.  
Beyond the CRA requirements, CDFIs are applying their financing instruments to enhance programmatic initiatives and assist Black developers and those working in underserved communities. Foundations are providing more flexible funding to support local housing initiatives, and nonprofit and for profits alike are infusing capital into complex development projects that require uniquely structured financing. This session will spotlight CDFIs and investment funds that use creative methods to deploy funds in a localized and strategic way for the greatest impact to the community and its residents.

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George Romagnoli

Senior Vice President, Neighborhood Lending Partners, Inc
George, a seasoned professional in community development and leadership, is the Senior Vice President of Neighborhood Lending Partners, a prominent CDFI. His commitment to equitable growth is evident throughout his career, which began as a Housing Planner in Largo and evolved into... Read More →
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Duanne Andrade

Executive Director, Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF)
Maria Duanne Andrade is the Executive Director of the Solar and Energy Loan Fund. Duanne co-led SELF for 10 years as the Chief Financial and Strategic Officer before assuming her role as Executive Director. In that capacity she was responsible for raising $40 million in grants and... Read More →
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Tiffany Durr

Senior Director, Fund Investments, LISC
Since 2020, Tiffany Durr has overseen the origination strategy for LISC Fund Management, a national impact investment platform and registered investment advisor. Launched in 2018, LFM manages $885 million in private investment funds focused on racial equity and affordable housing... Read More →
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Dwayne Rankin

Community Development Loan Officer, Florida Community Loan Fund, Inc.
Dwayne Rankin, Community Development Loan Officer for Florida Community Loan Fund, underwrites community and economic development loans for FCLF’s commercial loan programs and provides technical assistance to borrowers throughout Tampa, West, and Southwest Florida. Mr. Rankin brings... Read More →

Tuesday August 29, 2023 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Salon 3/4