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2023 Conference

New York CDFIs: Meeting the Moment

March 27-28, 2023 in Albany | SCHEDULE | View Conference Highlights

Make plans to join Community Development leaders from across New York State for 

NYS CDFIs: Meeting the Moment – our first in-person convening since 2019.  


The conference is the premier NY statewide community development event, and this year the panels and workshops will tackle issues that can strengthen our institutions and communities, such as:  

  • Creating and preserving affordable housing and community facilities through the lens of climate resiliency and justice; 

  • Protecting consumers and small businesses from predatory lending; 

  • Helping your clients manage and build credit; 

  • Finding, developing, and retaining staff in a tight market; and 

  • Models for smart growth and regional expansion. 

The conference will feature the very latest developments on CDFI Certification and Federal and New York State funding for CDFIs. 

Special Keynote Event

We are excited to welcome Professor Matthew Desmond to Albany to discuss one of the most anticipated books of the year, “Poverty, by America” (Crown, March 21, 2023). Desmond is the author of "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" which won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, National Book Critics Circle Award, Carnegie Medal, and PEN / John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction. 

The Keynote Discussion, Book Signing and Reception will be included for all Conference Ticket holders, but standalone event tickets will also be available to the public for $40. Books will be available for purchase at the event from our Bookseller Partner, The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza. 

Conference and Keynote tickets are available from EventBrite.


Want to join our list of sponsors? Click here to download the sponsorship form! 

Silver Luncheon Sponsor


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Bookseller Partner


Start Date: Sunday, March 26, 2023

End Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Last Day to Book: March 12

Marriott Albany - $143 per night

Book Your Group Rate for NYS CDFIs: Meeting the Moment

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