Linda G. Davenport
Linda G. Davenport is an experienced community and economic development professional. She represents and advises organizations on strategies to access funding, including through the New Markets Tax Credit Program, the CDFI Financial and Technical Assistance programs, and other CDFI or Treasury programs. In addition, she works with the CDFI Coalition, the national trade association of CDFIs and their supporters.
Mrs. Davenport joined the CDFI Fund in 2002 to manage the New Markets Tax Credit Program. She later served as Deputy Director of Policy and Programs at the CDFI Fund until 2009. Prior to leaving Treasury she was involved in the Fund’s initial planning for the implementation of the Capital Magnet Fund and with Treasury’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), principally developing and accessing strategies to prevent home mortgage foreclosures. Upon leaving the CDFI Fund she began her consulting work at Rapoza Associates, a government relations firm focused on mission-driven clients.
Prior to her service at the Treasury Department, Mrs. Davenport was with Fannie Mae, as it launched the American Communities Fund, which invested equity in hard to finance community revitalization transactions. She led investment teams on some $150 million of redevelopment investments in addition to assessing investment opportunities in numerous communities across the country.
Mrs. Davenport’s career in housing and community development began with her work at the Congressionally-mandated National Housing Partnership (NHP), which owned, managed and developed rental housing under a variety of government assistance programs. While at NHP she worked to obtain Congressional approval for an affordable housing set-aside for sales of multifamily properties from the Resolution Trust Corporation, and structured the purchase of housing assets that preserved long term affordability through that mechanism.
Mrs. Davenport is a graduate of Michigan State University, and received her J.D. from California Western School of Law.
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