Effective advocacy relies on multiple stakeholders speaking with one voice. Cinnaire works with a number of national advocacy coalitions to develop and support policies that are proven to drive investment into the communities we serve. Read below to find out more about these coalitions.
The ACTION Campaign
The ACTION Campaign is a broad-based national coalition of more than 2,300 organizations and businesses that support policies to address the severe shortage of affordable rental housing by protecting, expanding, and strengthening the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC). Click here for more information.
Opportunity Finance Network (OFN)
OFN is the national association of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), which help money flow to people and places where traditional finance doesn’t reach. OFN provides capital, advocacy, and capacity building to help OFN member and non-member CDFIs create impact in rural, urban, and Native communities nationwide. Click here for more information.
The CDFI Coalition is the lead national organization in the United States promoting the work of CDFIs. Through its member organizations, the Coalitions represents CDFIs working in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Their mission is to encourage fair access to financial resources for America’s underserved people and communities. Click here for more information.
New Markets Tax Credit Coalition
The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Coalition is a national membership organization founded in 1998 to advocate on behalf of the NMTC program. Every year since 2005, the NMTC Coalition has surveyed CDEs on their work delivering billions of dollars to businesses, creating jobs, and rejuvenating the parts of the country that have been left behind. The annual NMTC Progress Report presents the findings of the CDE survey. Click here for more information.
The National Association of State and Local Equity Funds (NASLEF) is a professional, nonprofit association formed in 1994 to promote the efficient management of state and local equity funds. NASLEF’s mission is to promote a greater understanding of tax credit and other financing programs, to advocate for community development resources and to encourage the professional development of its member organizations all in support of the communities we serve. Click here for more information.
Senior Vice President, Policy, Research & Advocacy