[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”10338″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Jeff Merkowitz
Senior Advisor, Office of Director
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
Getting in the Zones…Opportunity Zones
11:00 AM[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Jeff Merkowitz is Senior Advisor to CDFI Fund Director Annie Donovan and brings over two decades of both policy and direct, on the ground experience in the areas of housing finance and community development.
He previously served as Director of Operations and Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, where he was responsible for crafting the Senator’s policy responses to both the foreclosure crisis and the longstanding shortage of affordable housing in California.
His work for the Senator to expand refinancing opportunities led to over 2 million struggling homeowners being able to refinance their mortgages.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]