CDFI Impact Blog



U.S. Veterans Serve at Home by Combating Food Deserts Veterans Serve at Home by Combating Food Deserts<div class="ExternalClass603E702D64C645A0A38DA01FF0CB2357"><p>The shuttering of three area Walmart stores forced residents in a 44 square mile swath of southwest Wichita, Kansas to live in a food desert. However through the partnership and support of the CDFI Fund, Enterprise Community Loan Fund and veteran-owned business Honor Capital, low-income families again have access to healthy food options and locally-driven economic opportunity.</p><p><a href="/Documents/Honor%20Capital%20HFFI%20Impact%20Story%20FINAL%20062117v2.pdf" target="_blank">Read the full story here.</a></p></div>2017-06-23T13:00:00ZLocal Impact31GP0|#1a5f1af2-c3d3-442b-86b7-a205c0729d6b;L0|#01a5f1af2-c3d3-442b-86b7-a205c0729d6b|Kansas;GTSet|#52f34ab0-6f81-4fe6-b393-2715c7089532;GP0|#b2dd7f0b-327b-4f6e-9ac4-36458499a10c;L0|#0b2dd7f0b-327b-4f6e-9ac4-36458499a10c|Healthy Food Financing Iniative
The Capital Magnet Fund Helps Reinvigorate a Community Capital Magnet Fund Helps Reinvigorate a Community<div class="ExternalClassC1B60366DE6A4E21B0E3638A414F9401"><p>The Court Tower Apartments, a 14-story 1970s affordable housing building in the heart of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, had become an eyesore in the community. The building was dated, run down, and in the words of a longtime neighbor was “dangerously close to becoming a slum.” The Oshkosh Housing Authority (OHA)had a vision of a completely transformed building designed to enhance the quality of life for the building’s residents—low-income seniors and adults with disabilities, some of whom had experienced homelessness.</p><p> <a href="/Documents/Forward%20Community%20Investments%20CMF%20Impact%20Story-FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">To read the full story, click here.</a></p></div>2017-06-30T17:00:00ZLocal Impact32GP0|#78de02a6-ea08-4eec-90a2-57d6bb226cb7;L0|#078de02a6-ea08-4eec-90a2-57d6bb226cb7|Wisconsin;GTSet|#52f34ab0-6f81-4fe6-b393-2715c7089532;GP0|#a52ce078-0bf5-4ef8-aa4b-0b66902683da;L0|#0a52ce078-0bf5-4ef8-aa4b-0b66902683da|Capital Magnet Fund