The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in a dramatic and unprecedented policy response from Washington. What does this response mean for affordable housing and community development? In this episode, Cinnaire CSO Jim Peffley is joined by a panel of national community development policy advocates -- Jennifer Vasiloff, Chief External Affairs Officer at Opportunity Finance Network (OFN); Shannon Ross, Vice President Government Relations at Housing Partnership Network (HPN); and Chris Neary, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy. These individuals are working to secure support for affordable housing and community development efforts as part of the federal government's response to the COVID-19 crisis. On the heels of an unprecedented $2.2 trillion relief package passed by Congress, Jim and the panel explore what's been provided to date and what's being discussed as possible policy responses going forward, including support for CDFIs, the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, and other important federal programs.
Listen as our panel of advocacy experts weigh in on these key subjects and more: