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The Potential Role For CDFIs in the Opportunity Zones of the Investing in Opportunities Act (IIOA)

by Charles Tansey; Michael Swack

Mar 1, 2019

Opportunity Zones ("Op-Zones") are likely to bring a material amount of capital investment into low-income communities. The intent is to encourage investment as much as it can. This encouragement is in the statutory structure and language as well as the propagated rules to date: The regulation is light, the penalties are modest and the barriers to entry are minimal.