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VOW Transportation Featured on WUSA9

Recently CFE’s Impact Investment Fund partnered with Lorenzo Stewart to help launch his new business VOW Transportation. Check out WUSA9’s story on how he got started and where he’s going with the help of City First and Changing Perceptions. Check out the story here!

Community Land Trust in Anacostia, DC Announced by City First Enterprises and Citi Community Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 14, 2017    Community Land Trust in Anacostia, DC Announced by City First Enterprises and Citi Community Development Community Land Trust Will Promote Affordability and Build Intergenerational Household Wealth for Local Residents WASHINGTON DC – City First Enterprises (CFE) and Citi Community Development announce the plan for CFE to create the […]

Is Gentrification Causing Poverty To Grow East Of The Anacostia River?

When housing prices rise, the poor move out and the well-to-do move in. It’s a process Washington has seen in neighborhood after neighborhood. But where do Washingtonians who are pushed out by gentrification go? Increasingly, a growing concentration of the city’s poor reside in Wards 7 and 8. A recent study suggests that rising housing […]

DHCD Joins Affordable Housing ‘Fiesta’ in Logan Circle

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) recently participated in a ribbon cutting with the 1417 N Street NW DC Tenants Association to celebrate the substantial rehabilitation of their 84-unit building in Ward 2. The association received over $10.3 million in financing from DHCD to acquire the Norwood Cooperative through the District’s Tenant […]