WACIF News and Updates
WACIF lends $1.2 Million from the Streetscape Relief Loan Fund (SRLF), a public-private partnership with the District of Columbia's Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD). The SRLF has created 25 new jobs and helped retain over 100 jobs in the District since its launch in November 2011.
At right, Bardia Ferdowski, Owner of Bardia New Orleans Cafe in Adams Morgan, signs loan documents with WACIF Credit Analyst, Schuyler Woods.
WACIF has moved! We are very excited to be in a new space after 10 years. Although we will miss the Brookland neighborhood, we have not gone far. We are now located along Rhode Island Ave in the neighboring Woodridge.
Our new location is: 2012 Rhode Island Ave., NE, Washington, DC 20018
Press Release - CDFI Fund Awards WACIF Federal Grant
Make sure you see WACIF's 2011 Annual Report! See news, highlights and stories from throughout the year - all rolled into one neat package!
On Wednesday, May 23, WACIF Executive Director joined Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham, other DC leaders and Adams Morgan business owners in celebrating the early successes of the public-private partnership between the District and WACIF, the Streetscape Loan Relief Fund (SLRF). The fund provides flexible, interest-free loans designed to minimize the impacts of streetscape projects on small businesses. Read on...
Check it out! WACIF and WACIF client in the Washington Business Journal! Hint: We're towards the end: http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/print-edition/2012/03/23/black-business-lending-harder.html?page=all
Schuyler Woods, WACIF's Credit Analyst was recently featured by ProInspire: You can see the interview and learn more about Schuyler here! http://www.proinspire.org/blog/introducing-2011-proinspire-fellow-schuyler-woods/
WACIF featured by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement in their "Showing the Love" spotlight! Check it out! http://www.nonprofitadvancement.org/blog/showing-love-washington-area-community-investment-fund
WACIF Executive Director, Timothy Flanagan part of The Washington Posts gallery on area executives...see more here!: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/executives-at-their-desks/2011/09/28/gIQAkh97FL_gallery.html#photo=2
Lindsay Hicks featured in Black Enterprise Magazine, online and in-print! Read on here: http://www.blackenterprise.com/2011/10/01/holding-the-purse-strings/