Policy Pulse Blog

Advancing Communities Podcast: Just Action Book Discussion with Author Richard Rothstein

Cinnaire's Advancing Communities Podcast features Cinnaire team members having conversations with thought leaders, policy makers and others who are making a difference in the community development industry. In this episode, Chris Neary, Cinnaire SVP Policy and Advocacy, sits down with Richard ...
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Policy Pulse – September 2023

The latest edition of Policy Pulse is available with information on the looming Federal government shutdown, CRA Reform, Just Action recap, Cinnaire's comments on improving the Capital Magnet Fund, State QAP changes, and more. Click here to see Cinnaire’s September ...
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Policy Pulse – June 2023

With new legislative sessions and budget seasons underway, this edition of Policy Pulse is focused on helping you understand the current state of play at the federal and state levels, including what new bill introductions and budget discussions will mean ...
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Comment Letter to FHFA on FHLB System

  With the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) System approaching their centennial, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has been reviewing the FHLB System "to ensure they remain positioned to meet the needs of today and tomorrow." As a CDFI member of ...
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Cinnaire’s Policy Pulse – April 2023

This edition of Policy Pulse is focused on helping you understand the current state of play at the federal and state levels, including what new bill introductions and budget discussions will mean for Cinnaire’s work and the communities we serve. ...
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Cinnaire’s Pulse Policy – December 2022

Cinnaire's Public Policy & Advocacy team provides an overview of the U.S. year-end federal spending deal, 2023 outlook, State and local policy updates. Click here to see the December 2022 edition of Cinnaire's Policy Pulse https://conta.cc/3FKT5op 
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Cinnaire’s Policy Pulse – August 2022

Chris Neary, Cinnaire's Senior Vice President for Policy, Research, and Advocacy, provides an update on the Inflation Reduction Act, CRA Reform, Federal Policy Items on Our Radar and more in the latest issue of Policy Pulse. Click here to see the ...
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Cinnaire’s Policy Pulse – March 2022

Chris Neary, Cinnaire's Senior Vice President for Policy, Research and Advocacy, provides an update on the Build Back Better plan, an omnibus signed into law and potential reform to the CRA in the latest issue of Policy Pulse.    Click ...
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Cinnaire’s Policy Pulse – January 2022

Chris Neary, Cinnaire's Vice President for Policy, Research and Advocacy, provides an update on the Build Back Better Plan, the Community Reinvestment Act, and the busy agenda at the FHFA in the latest issue of Policy Pulse.    Click here to see ...
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Cinnaire Comments on New Equitable Housing Plans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Recently, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that it would be requiring Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to prepare Equitable Housing Finance Plans to advance equity in housing finance.In September, the FHFA issued a Request for Input on these plans, including ...
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Cinnaire’s Policy Pulse: Build Back Better Agenda & What it Means for Affordable Housing

Chris Neary, Cinnaire's Vice President for Policy, Research and Advocacy, provides an update on the Build Back Better Plan, steps the Biden Administration is taking to increase affordable housing supply, the Charles Edson Awards and more in the latest issue of Policy Pulse.
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NMTC Brings Investment to Low-Income Communities – Let’s Make this Tool Permanent

Chris Neary Vice President, Policy, Research & Advocacy The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) has proven to be a successful public-private partnership with broad bipartisan support to bring impactful investments to communities that need it most. Today, we're sharing the story of ...
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Homeownership and Development Policies to Reverse the Legacy of Discrimination and Disinvestment in Wilmington

In the City of Wilmington, the challenges posed by systemic racism are nothing new. Wilmington’s neighborhoods have been particularly harmed by the legacy of racist policies that have fueled segregation and a vicious cycle of disinvestment, leading to the devaluation ...
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Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act Introduced in Congress

On April 15th, a bipartisan group of Members of Congress introduced the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA). This legislation (H.R. 2573 / S. 1136) would expand and strengthen the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit), providing as many as 2,015,000 additional affordable ...
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Cinnaire’s Policy Pulse: American Rescue Plan, Troubling Trends in the LIHTC Industry & More

Chris Neary, Cinnaire's Vice President for Policy, Research and Advocacy, provides an update on the American Rescue Plan, addressing abuses in the LIHTC industry, and additional updates from Washington.  
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Cinnaire’s Comments on CRA Reform

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) remains a driving force behind private sector investment in underserved communities, including Cinnaire's work to raise capital through equity investments and lending. Last year, the Federal Reserve Board indicated it would go forward with its ...
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Cinnaire’s Policy Pulse: Special 2020 Pre-Election Insights

Chris Neary Chris Neary, Cinnaire's Vice President for Policy, Research and Advocacy, provides this up-to-the-minute overview on the state of federal races and their potential implications for our industry.  With Election Day just days away, here are some insights that ...
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Cinnaire’s Policy Pulse: Solidarity and Action

Chris Neary Vice President, Policy, Research & Advocacy Cinnaire's Policy Pulse newsletter provides an overview of federal policies that influence our ability to bring resources to communities left out of the economic mainstream. As we continue to reflect on the ...
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