The Cincinnati Development Fund (CDF) is a non-profit lending institution established in 1988 to finance affordable housing development and community revitalization in the Greater Cincinnati Area. CDF fills a critical niche that is not sought after by traditional lenders, such as small projects, new developers, and complex financing structures. The primary business of the organization is to underwrite and service community development real estate loans that result in the creation or preservation of affordable housing, or revitalization of urban communities.
CDF Mission- To drive community revitalization by providing capital access and technical assistance.
CDF Vision- To be a national leader in community development where we bring financial institutions, nonprofit and commercial developers, and local governments together to create vibrant, diverse neighborhoods and strong central cities.