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Yes, you can develop more affordable housing, expand childcare enrollment, or scale your nonprofit. You can carry more inventory for your small business, upgrade systems for energy efficiency, or finally buy that building.

CFE is people focused, history informed, and data driven – members of and experts in the communities we serve. As a mission-focused lender, we get capital where it makes the most impact — for you, your family, and your community to thrive.

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Homes by CFE

Building Equity: Homes by CFE Paves the Way for Ms. Godwin's Homeownership

Our innovative new program aims to bridge the homeownership gap for Black and Latino families in the DC region, offering up to 20% of the home’s purchase price for down payments and additional purchase assistance. Ms. Godwin joined the first-ever group of successful Homes by CFE borrowers. Discover her inspiring journey to homeownership.

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