Posts From the monthly archives: "March 2020"

As the broad and long-lasting impact of the Covid-19 pandemic came into focus across New York State, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reached out to NYS CDFIs to find out how we were responding – and how they could help. Their questions included: Are there specific economic impacts that your members have…(Read More)

The headlines may be all about Coronavirus, but some New York State lawmakers are already introducing legislation that will help small businesses recover once the crisis is over. The Responsible Business Lending Coalition (RBLC) recently endorsed A10118 and thanked Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-Rockland County) for his support of New York small businesses. This legislation…(Read More)


The members of the NYS CDFI Coalition are reporting that their communities are being hit hard by the consequences of the Coronavirus. We are working with our partners at the Federal, State and local levels to continue to deliver financial resources and stability to our neighbors. In the following weeks and months, we are planning…(Read More)

The demand for affordable housing in the city of Albany is high, especially among families who need more space than a one- or two-bedroom unit. Find out how the Albany Community Land Trust (Albany CLT) is working with partners like the NYS Housing Trust Fund Corp. and the Affordable Housing Partnership to renovate and…(Read More)

Spectrum parent starts $10M community loan fund Larry Rulison Updated: Feb. 27, 2020 4:23 p.m. ROTTERDAM — Charter Communications, the parent company of Spectrum cable TV, is creating a new community loan fund that will make $10 million in loans to local community development lenders throughout the country where it has…(Read More)

Antoine Jackson had always aspired to manage his own business. A family man with many successful years in management, Jackson has supervised in a number of industries including restaurants, retail stores, supermarkets, and a call center. Though working for others proved lucrative, Jackson always wanted more. He recognized the importance and the value of being…(Read More)