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HCLF Receives Diverse Community Capital Award

June 4, 2018 | SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced that 13 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) around the U.S. have been selected to receive $12.1 million in lending capital and grants under the Wel…
CDFIs…ties. Many of the small and micro businesses CDFIs serve may not be ready to access capital th

Director of Lending

(Hartford, CT) Hartford Community Loan Fund has named Calvin Richardson as the organization’s Director of Lending. Richardson returns to a role he occupied at HCLF from 2006-2008, before joining Fannie Mae where he served as Real Estate Credit Manager f…

Hartford Community Loan Fund Receives $500,000 in Funding Assistance From Connecticut Housing Finance Authority and Eversource

HARTFORD, Conn. (January 7, 2016) – The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) recently announced that Hartford Community Loan Fund (HCLF) was awarded $500,000 through its 2015 Housing Tax Credit Contribution (HTCC) program. Eversource has purchased…
rtford Community Loan Fund Certified as a CDFI in 2002

HCLF Partner CHFA wins 2015 Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award

ROCKY HILL, Conn., (October 20, 2015) – The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing has awarded the Robert C. Larson Workforce Housing Policy Award to the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority’s (CHFA) Small Multifamily Rental Developmen…
CDFIs…s CDFIs which provide the knowledge and capacity to

A Hartford community lender widens its footprints

The $2 million in federal money recently handed to an obscure but vital community lending nonprofit couldn't have come at a better time, its chief says.

CDFI Fund award to HCLF

Hartford Community Loan Fund (HCLF) announced it received a $2 million award from the U.S. Department of Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund to support HCLF’s housing rehab lending and technical assistance programs.
the CDFI Fund received applications from 374 organiza…160 million available in awards from the CDFI Fund. HCLF was one of only 14 loan funds fro…unions. HCLF was one of three Connecticut CDFIs to receive awards this year. The other Conn

Community Capital: Created in Connecticut

Loan by loan, the Hartford Community Loan Fund (HCLF) improves the neighborhoods of Connecticut’s capital city. Though local and small-scale, HCLF is part of the larger story of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), a network of financial…
Chuck Matthei and the Connecticut roots of CDFIs Loan by loan…CDFIs… of the CDFI movement. As a young man…convened the gathering that would become the CDFI trade organization Opportunity Finance Netwo

Healthy Foods Financing

Among cities its size (100,000 – 250,000), a 2012 study by the CDFI Fund ranked Hartford as the 8th worst in the country for providing access to healthy and affordable food. The City’s Community Health Needs Assessment report completed the same year ident…

Policy Initiatives

In March 2013, the Hartford City Council appointed a Tax Lien Task Force to assess the City's practice of selling outstanding real estate tax liens to outside investors--a practice which has resulted in an increasing number of foreclosures in Hartford nei…
CDFI which the CDFI Fund has been working to address with HCLF a…nd other local CDFIs


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What is a CDFI?

CDFIs and traditional financial institutions. CDFIs like HCLF combine private financing from ba…ies where such services can be hard to find. CDFIs keep money moving

Our Roots

In 1994 what was known as the South Hartford Initiative secured $9 million in state bond funds to provide an economic boost to neighborhoods and businesses in the South End.
time Connecticut resident and CDFI visionary Chuck Matthei.  What is now known …CDFI

Who We Are

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