Community first. You first. City First.

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We invest in your success.

City First Bank builds your triple bottom line: people, planet, profits. We lend for the development or preservation of multifamily affordable housing, the construction or renovation of community facilities, and loans for the business operations of small and medium-sized for- and nonprofit enterprises. We provide custom financial services for mission-aligned customers.


Stronger Together.

Backed by 75 years of community experience, we manage your cash with impact investments, working with private and public partners who are committed to sustainable development.

We put you first with our 24/7 customer support and online banking; bicoastal branches in the Washington, DC and Los Angeles, California metropolitan areas and expanded access to 55,000+ surcharge free ATMs nationwide.

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Our impact adds value.

Recognized as Best in the World™ for customers, City First Bank, National Association, a wholly owned subsidiary of Broadway Financial Corporation (Nasdaq-CM: BYFC), collectively referred to as CityFirstBroadway, is a leading provider of financial products and services to economically underserved urban communities

The CityFirst branded network of community development finance companies, City First Enterprises, Homes By CFE and City First Foundation offers a robust lending and deposit platform.

We are a designated Minority Depository Institution, certified Community Development Financial Institution, publicly held B Corp and a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values. We have an “Outstanding” Community Reinvestment Act Rating. See more about our impact network.

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When you bank with City First,
you invest in your economic health.

Founded to close the wealth gap, achieve racial equity and provide relief for historically divested minority-majority urban communities, CityFirst thinks outside of the box, alongside our ecosystem partners. We are a market leader in impact investments and we are the first Black-led Minority Depository Institution to reach more than $1 billion in total assets.

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