This report summarizes research undertaken by the Carsey School of Public Policy to evaluate impacts of the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund on CDFIs and of the CDFI industry on the people and communities it serves. In summary, we find a variety of evidence indicating that CDFIs are advancing the statutory purposes of the CDFI Fund to promote economic revitalization and community development through the provision of credit, capital and financial services to underserved populations and communities in the United States
The U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund)
Swack, Michael E.; Hangen, Eric; and Northrup, Jack, "CDFIs Stepping into the Breach: An Impact Evaluation—Summary Report" (2015). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 236.