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In Memory of Naveed Sobhan

On May 11th, as a result of complications following a fairly routine surgical procedure, the Hartford Community Loan Fund unexpectedly and tragically lost a member of our family, Naveed Sobhan.
munity Loan Fund family would disagree.   Rex Fowler Chief Executive Officer Hartford Commu

Hartford Community Loan Fund has Moved

(June, 2016) Effective June 20th, Hartford Community Loan Fund moved into our expanded office space at 215 Garden Street in Hartford’s Asylum Hill neighborhood. Ten years ago our organization expanded from a southend-only focus to a community developme…
          Rex Fowler

Butch Lewis and Bill Breetz: Hartford Bridge Builders

By Kate Foran - “We had, you might say, a natural inclination to like each other,” says attorney Bill Breetz of his friendship with the late activist Butch Lewis. The affinity these Hartford mainstays shared is an example of the deep and broad connection…
s executive director Rex Fowler were appointed. Soon HCLF created a tax lien

Tax Liens Sales in Connecticut Often Target the Most Financially Vulnerable

By Susan Campbell, • 2/24/16 - Say you’re a cash-strapped city, and scattered around town are houses where owners are behind on their property taxes.

Access to banking key to Hartford’s north-end revival

BY REX FOWLER 1/11/2016 - No TV crews or journalists were there last summer when a local credit union opened a new branch on North Main Street in Hartford's northeast neighborhood. But make no mistake, this was one of 2015's biggest wins for the Capital C…
BY REX FOWLER 1…hat would be a real homerun for Hartford. Rex Fowler is a resident of Hartford

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…
please contact HCLF Executive Director Rex Fowler at 860.296.7005 or R.Fowler

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.
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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…
2012 | By Rex Fowler | Commentary

Don't Jam Supermarket Into Hartford Stadium Plans

July 04, 2014 | By MARTHA PAGE AND REX FOWLER | OP-ED, The Hartford Courant - Recently the supermarket operator and sources for financing we had in place for a Downtown North "Healthy Hartford Hub" withdrew their commitments to the project in light of the…

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