The State of the State:
New York's Economic Outlook and the Impact on Affordable Housing, Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and Green Lending
Thursday, May 7, 2009 | Albany, NY
On May 7, 2009 nearly 100 community-based lenders, bankers, advocates, regulators and legislators traveled to the New York State Capitol for the second New York Coalition of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) Statewide Conference. In addition to keynote presentations, and a panel on green lending, the event also featured several breakout sessions.
Panel presentations framed the incredible need for increased consumer protections and access to affordable financing in low-income communities, while providing concrete examples how CDFIs are already making a difference in their New York communities. Participants came from all corners of the state to highlight the important work of CDFIs, learn from eachother, and to voice their support for the New York State CDFI Fund, a program administered by the Empire State Development Corporation (ESD).
New York Governor David Paterson sent a letter to be read by Jeff Metzler, Vice-President for Economic Empowerment at ESD. Governor Paterson's letter can be read below.
For more information about this conference or the work of the New York Coalition of CDFIs, please contact Melanie Stern, Senior Program Officer at (800) 437-8711 x211 or email@example.com.
Special thanks to all the sponsors of the 2009 NY Coalition of CDFIs Statewide Conference: