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July 2, 2015 | Publication

The West Virginia Loan Fund Collaborative: Small Business Lending in Underserved Areas

This issue of MarketWise Community provides a brief history of the formation of West Virginia Loan Fund Collaborative (WVLFC) as well as an analysis of how WVLFC members deploy capital to small businesses. The development of WVLFC and its ongoing work may serve as a model for other states to understand alternative lending activity within their borders.

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View our upcoming conferences and programs, or view our past programs, such as our EITC-focused programs in the District of Columbia, North Carolina, and Maryland or our participation in the 30th Annual Emerging Issues Forum.

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Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are specialized financial institutions operating in markets that are underserved by traditional financial institutions. This section provides information on CDFIs, with a particular focus on the Southeast region of the U.S. In addition, it includes a dedicated section on CDFI banks, also knows and Community Development Banks (CDBs).

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Data and Mapping
A compilation of links to select data sources and mapping tools are available here. PolicyMap’s web-based mapping tool, Map Your Community, is one of the resources provided. Users can create, customize and print maps of communities, counties and states using a select number of economic and demographic indicators.

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Foreclosure
The Foreclosure section provides a comprehensive list of both national and local foreclosure prevention information, resources and data. The site is aimed at connecting organizations, communities, consumers and financial institutions with the resources they need to help mitigate foreclosure losses.

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Policy
Policy summaries of community development related regulations and provisions and accompanying publications and resources.

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Small Business
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is committed to supporting small businesses in the Fifth District. This web page highlights our programs and resources aimed at helping small businesses access the technical and financial resources they need. They are categorized by location: VA, MD, NC, SC and WV.

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Mortgage Performance Summaries
This series of quarterly reports provides state-level analyses of housing markets, and the composition and performance of mortgage markets in the Fifth District.

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