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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 for…

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…
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What is a CDFI?

CDFIand 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


you may contact us here. What is a CDFI that are underserved by traditional banks. CDFIs are certified by the US Treasury. Learn mor…e about CDFI. What are HCLF

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

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.
CDFI 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…ions. HCLF was one of three Connecticut CDFIs to receive awards this year. The other Conn