Cinnaire’s Advancing Communities Podcast brings together our Chief Strategy Officer Jim Peffley with thought leaders, guests, policy makers and others who are making an impact in the community development and affordable housing industries across the country. Our guests share their experiences and perspective on a range of topics, each supporting the belief that all people deserve the opportunities provided by living in healthy communities.
In this episode, Jim talks with Gary Cunningham, President and CEO of Prosperity Now. Prosperity Now is a national coalition of African American CDFIs committed to closing the racial wealth divide and dismantling systemic racial and economic disparities. Gary shares his experience and perspective on the challenges Black owned businesses face in access to capital and technical assistance; Prosperity Now’s multi-faceted approach to addressing the history of racism in lending at the federal, state and local government levels and the many ways COVID-19 has emphasized the economic inequalities and transfer of wealth in communities of color.