U.S. Treasury/CDFI Fund Hosts Hawaiian Homestead Leader’s Focus Group

Posted on Oct 29, 2013 in Community News, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Public Information, Public Notice

U.S. Treasury/CDFI Fund Hosts Hawaiian Homestead Leader’s Focus Group
Access to Capital & Credit in Native Communities Study

Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund)

What would your community look like with full access to capital and credit?  What are your homestead community’s successes that may encourage a multiplier effect?  The U.S. Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund wants to listen and gather your valuable insights.

The CDFI Fund has contracted with GBS, an Alaska Native Village Corporation to facilitate meaningful discussions and ultimately prepare a study of the findings, and OSIYO will design and facilitate the sessions.

GBS, LLC, an Alaska Native Village Corporation, has contracted with the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) to examine ways to improve access to capital and credit in Native Communities. The facilitated session will help identify the most successful practices and resourceful opportunities.

Your voice is important to us!

PLEASE REGISTER TODAY:

WHEN AND WHERE?

Friday, November 15, 2013 from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
Hale Ponoi 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, HI

WHY SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE?

  • Share Your Vision – What would your community look like with full access to capital and credit?
  • Note Best Practices – What are your successes that may encourage a multiplier effect?
  • Take Action – What questions need to be answered in the Study? What impact can we make?

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Leaders of Native Hawaiian owned businesses, Native Hawaiian Homesteaders, community organization leaders, CDFIs, economic development practitioners, funders, investors, and policy makers.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Roni Briggs
(Facilitation)
OSIYO Consulting
rbriggs@osiyo.biz
972-720-9953

Brittany Brown
(Event Reservations)
GBS, LLC
bbrown@snc.com
907-929-7034

We would like to thank the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) for their collaboration.