About Us

The DOF is a community development financial institution (CDFI), launched in April 2007, located in Albertson, New York and operating nationally. We are a 501c(3) tax-exempt organization which provides financing, technical services, and policy advocacy to increase access to appropriate and affordable housing and related services for people with disabilities throughout the United States.

“Charles Hammerman was interested in the single best way to make capital flow to create benefits for people with disabilities, to create partnerships and through them, channel money and change policy. The DOF brought to us a market we didn,t know existed, a model we think has enormous potential, and the right kind of leader for the challenge.”

Mark Pinsky, CEO Opportunity Finance Network