February 1, 2017

CDFI Fund: “Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities” Data Release Now Available

Today, the Native Nations Institute released a Data Review to accompany the Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities Report (the Report) commissioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund).

The Data Review helped set the stage for the Report by collecting data regarding access to capital and credit in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities (Native Communities) – something that historically has been very difficult to obtain and verify – and presenting it to the public in a singular document. The Data Review’s three main sections summarize data describing access to capital and credit for Native consumers, Native business owners, and tribal communities and governments.

Its companion document, the Report, identifies success stories within a more detailed topical analysis. The full two-part study is intended to provide research and analysis in support of improving access to capital and credit in Native Communities.

The Data Review and the Report were published by the Native Nations Institute at The University of Arizona. The publications were funded by the CDFI Fund, with additional support provided by the Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Foundation.

View the Data Release and the Report on the Native Nations Institute’s website. For more information on the CDFI Fund’s work in Native Communities, visit www.cdfifund.gov/native.

This post was originally published here.