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INITIATIVE TO Progress EQUITABLE Access FOR Modest Companies

CULVER City, Calif., Oct. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Century California Fund (CCF), an entity managed by Century Housing (Century) announced now an infusion of money into a partnership with PCR Business enterprise Finance (PCR), which will assistance PCR’s 45-calendar year history of modest organization and micro lending to underserved communities. Deficiency of obtain to capital is a nicely-documented problem experiencing minority debtors. CCF’s new little and micro lending partnership program with PCR will aid fill an important hole in the industry.

At the core of Century’s work is the recognition that advancing equitable accessibility to credit is essential to leveling the actively playing industry for underneath-resourced teams who traditionally have experienced economic drawbacks and have been disproportionately impeded in constructing prosperity. “Our intention is to progress financial fairness and inclusion for little corporations in communities of color and other marginalized populations to construct a a lot more inclusive economic climate and create far more equitable social results,” reported Alan Hoffman, Senior Vice President, Century Housing.

Mission-based Group Growth Economical Establishments (CDFIs) this kind of as Century and PCR are committed to bringing methods to underserved communities. The new infusion of funds by CCF will leverage PCR’s wealth of encounter in giving compact small business and micro funding alternatives to create net worth in minority-owned enterprises in underserved communities in Los Angeles.

Historically, professional fiscal institutions have not pursued funding for modest firms in communities of color for a variety of explanations, amid them measurement, expertise and absence of credit score, ensuing in a widening of the prosperity gap among communities in Los Angeles, generating and perpetuating financial hardships and normally insurmountable barriers in accessing capital.

“The new partnership will address the persistent hurdles of accessing affordable money and running funds circulation in get to develop existing businesses, create work opportunities in underserved communities and improve the high-quality of existence in communities that are less than-resourced,” explained OC Isaac, Main Credit score Officer, PCR Organization Finance.

About the Century California Fund and Century Housing

Century California Fund, LLC is an entity 100% controlled by Century Housing established to engage in assist and advancement actions in the communities in which Century Housing operates.

Century Housing is a mission-driven Local community Development Economic Institution (CDFI) supporting high quality affordable household advancement throughout California. Century Housing delivers modern conclude-to-finish financing from acquisition to permanent financial loans and serves as a trustworthy spouse to point out and regional organizations, municipalities and other CDFIs in revolutionary impactful financing packages like GSAF or LACHIF. For info on how to commit in Century Housing and its mission, you should visit the Commit web page on Century’s web-site: https://century.org/devote/

About PCR Business enterprise Finance 

Founded in 1977, PCR Business enterprise Finance (PCR) is a personal, non-profit, Local community Improvement Monetary Institution (CDFI), as qualified by the U.S. Treasury, that delivers organization financial loans. Further more, PCR supplies tiny business academic expert services via its designation by U.S. Modest Enterprise Administration (SBA), as a Modest Small business Progress Heart (SBDC). Last but not least, and in addition to its smaller organization lending and academic companies, PCR administers the pilot Metro Company Interruption Fund (BIF), which provides grants of up to $50,000 for each effect calendar year to qualified little organizations. For details, remember to go to the PCR site: https://pcrcorp.org/

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