City First. A Different Kind of Bank.

At City First, we are focused on building the economic health of underserved communities in the Washington, DC area. Commercial lending for the development or preservation of affordable housing, the construction or renovation of community facilities and loans for the business operations of small for-profit and non-profit companies remains the center of the City First Bank mission. 

In 2011, City First Bank originated $47 million of new loan commitments. On average, 93% of our deposits are at work in low wealth communities financing high impact deals – deals that create or sustain jobs and provide vital community services. Since inception, our financings have helped to create 4,780 affordable housing units and create or retain 2,863 jobs.

But we create significant impact even beyond our direct lending. Our New Markets Tax Credit program has served as a significant catalyst for economic development through large scale and impactful projects.  To date, we have deployed over $262 million of NMTC financing which have created or retained 6,173 additional jobs, provided 430 units of additional housing, 1.9 million of new or renovated commercial space and increased the capacity of community service providers by almost 600,000 clients. 


Security Notice for Windows XP Users

As you may already know, on April 8, 2014 Microsoft will stop issuing security updates to Windows XP. This means that after April 8, 2014 there will be a substantial security risk to anyone using this operating system, since security vulnerabilities will no longer be patched. If you are currently using Windows XP please take note of this. Although this will not cause an interruption to any of the service we provide our customers, continued use of a computer utilizing Windows XP could place your devices and the information on them at serious risk. We encourage you to learn more about this upcoming cessation of service by Microsoft and to become informed on what you will need to do to secure your information.

To learn more we suggest you visit:Microsoft XP Support Ends at

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