FCLF Opens New Office in Tampa

19 February 2013

Florida Community Loan Fund Opens New Office in Tampa

     tampa-ofc-feb2013-250wWe’ve Moved!

The Florida Community Loan Fund Tampa office has relocated. Please make a note of our new address and phone number:

    1207 North Franklin Street, Suite 216
    Tampa, Florida 33602-3304
     Phone 813.223.7400
     Fax 813.223.7499

The Florida Community Loan Fund is pleased to announce a new downtown location for our Tampa office. The new site will provide working and meeting space for the Loan Fund’s Director of Lending, Nelson Black, and for Community Development Loan Officer Cindy Ross.

“With my return to Tampa Bay,” said Nelson Black, “it was the right time to increase our public presence in a region where the Loan Fund has a long history of work with organizations that need funds to improve service to their clients. Our new downtown Tampa office provides a great location from which to do so.”

map-west-region-emphasis-250wWhile our administrative staff continues to operate from our main office in Orlando, the Tampa office lending team is in place and ready to work with organizations in West Florida (such as Bay Life Academy shown below), as well as reach out to new friends in the Tampa Bay area and beyond who are transforming communities around the Sunshine State.

Through December 31, 2012, FCLF impact in West Florida alone has included…

  • financing $21.8 million in community and economic development projects
  • resulting in more than 400 affordable homes and apartments and 13 community facilities,
  • creating or retaining 723 jobs.

(To see more information on FCLF’s Statewide Impact, click here.)

We invite you to learn more about FCLF, our lending programs, borrowers and investors. For more information about the Florida Community Loan Fund, visit www.fclf.org, or follow us on Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, and Google+.


baylife-classroom-300x200FCLF IN WEST FLORIDA: Bay Life Academy, Seffner

Students with special needs often have difficulty finding a quality education that meets their specific educational plan. Bay Life Academy, located in Seffner, Florida, provides just such an educational environment, operating schools for children in grades K-8 with special needs, and serving predominantly low-income students. Named the Best Private School in the Greater Brandon area, its programs challenge students in areas of strength and guide them in areas of need. Bay Life has been at maximum student capacity for the past 3 years. With a loan from FCLF, Bay Life purchased its previously leased building, and will add more classrooms and a lunch room, allowing the school to reach even more special needs students.

FCLF LOAN $900,000 for Acquisition and Construction.

www.baylifeacademy.org


"We appreciate the accomplishments your organization attains." - Robert Sucher, Executive VP

Sabadell United Bank

"FCLF has proven its community impact and hard work. We are proud to partner with FCLF." – Leslie Watson, Analyst, Community Investments

Dignity Health

“The partnership with FCLF is very exciting for us – an essential component in providing greater access to fresh healthy food in downtown New Port Richey.” – Jeff Wright, Owner

Wright's Natural Market

"FCLF made it possible for us to provide many special needs and low-income students with the educational services that they need." – Charlotte Tollefson, Director & Founder

Woodlawn Community Academy

"Without FCLF's support, we would not have been able to deliver the services our area so desperately needs. We look forward to a lifetime relationship." – Tom Griffin, CEO

The Transition House, Inc.

"It is really working. FCLF is really touching low-income people." – Florida Community Loan Fund Founding Board Member

Sister Mary Heyser, RSHM

"BankUnited understands the challenges facing our communities; we applaud FCLF's efforts. Thank you for making our community a better place to live." – Katrina Wright, VP Comm. Dev.

BankUnited

"FCLF staff shares our vision and commitment to serve needy families and provide a high quality education to all children." – Thomas Cole, Founder

Emma Jewel Charter Academy

"FCLF demonstrates a mission-oriented philosophy that is compatible and supportive, broadens our platform and deepens our portfolio of products and services." – Kent Adcock, CEO

Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter

"We're thrilled to partner with FCLF to make our project a reality to serve generations of kids in our community." – Dawn Stanhope, President & CEO

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County

"The Fathers Table Foundation appreciates the services FCLF provides and the impact on the communities you serve. We believe in your organization and your mission." – Dan Gilardi, President

Fathers Table Foundation

"Thank you to our friends at FCLF. Your staff has been patient and helpful. We'll make you proud!" – Bill Lazar, Executive Director

St. Johns Housing Partnership

"I recommend FCLF for attracting investment to the Florida Preservation Fund... I believe that says something about investor comfort." – Nancy Muller, Policy Director

Florida Housing Finance Corp.

"I appreciate FCLF for lending in rural areas, where many other lenders are exiting. From the first moment we spoke with FCLF staff, we felt we had a partner." – Jamie Kerr, President, AMCS Dev.

Griffin Heights

"Aida Palms will be a lasting asset to the City of Lakeland. This revitalization wouldn't be possible without financing partners like FCLF." – Mitchell Rosenstein, Principal, Green Mills Group

Aida Palms

"We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with FCLF and working together to meet the needs of our communities." – Nancy Merolla, VP/CRA Officer

Florida Community Bank

"Without the FCLF initial loan to purchase land, we might not have been able to move forward with farmworker housing." – Peter Routsis-Arroyo, CEO, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice

Casa San Juan Bosco

“We cannot thank FCLF enough for this partnership, creating permanent housing for our neighbors in need, and their commitment to Florida communities.” – Shannon Nazworth, President & CEO

Ability Housing

"Thanks to FCLF, we are one step closer to providing a permanent housing solution for veterans and others seeking quality housing at an affordable price." – Carrie Davis, Executive Director

Wealth Watchers

"Cade Museum is proud to be partners with FCLF and JPMorgan Chase. Thanks to the NMTC Program, we will provide a transformative asset to our community." – Jennifer Denault, COO

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Our Partners

Casa San Juan Bosco and FCLF
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, financed the land for farmworker rental housing with FCLF.
MTZ Carver Construction
FCLF projects create jobs and stimulate development in low-income communities.
FLACDC Conference
FCLF Staff meet and greet friends at an FLACDC event.
FCLF and Florida Housing Coalition
FCLF representatives are ready to talk about your project success.
KIPP Jacksonville
Rep. Ander Crenshaw visited KIPP Jacksonville School
Emma Jewel Academy and FCLF
Emma Jewel Charter Academy offers education for the whole child in Brevard County.
Casa San Juan Bosco and FCLF
New rental homes are available for farmworker families at Casa San Juan Bosco.
Emma Jewel Charter Academy
Nutritious snacks are a part of the healthy focused curriculum at Emma Jewel Charter Academy.
Haley Park Construction
FCLF projects create jobs and stimulate development in low-income communities.
Million Meals 2012
FCLF staff and supporters volunteer at Million Meals event.
RCRI Conference 2012
The RCRI Conference allows FCLF staff to touch base with our religious supporters.
FCLF and Rep. Webster
Rep. Daniel Webster visited FCLF staff.
DuPuis Pointe Miami
DuPuis Pointe offers affordable, hurricane proof homes in Miami.
BNDC Greater Heights
Greater Heights offers new, safe, affordable rental homes in what was formerly a high crime area.
FCLF at Florida Housing Conference
FCLF staff are active at statewide conferences and events.
Northern Trust Roundtable
FCLF supporter, the Northern Trust Company, hosted a housing roundtable in Sarasota.
Metro Min Grand Opening
FCLF staff with local supporters at Metropolitan Ministries Tampa.
Neighbor Up and FCLF
FCLF Chief Lending Officer visits with the Executive Director of Neighbor Up (formerly BNDC)
TD Charitable Foundation, TD Bank
TD Charitable Foundation and TD Bank have supported FCLF's mission since 2006.
Neighbor Up, Affordable Housing
Neighbor Up, formerly BNDC, offers affordable housing in Brevard County.
ASPIRA of Florida and FCLF
FCLF CEO and one of our supporters visit the ASPIRA Arts Deco school.
ASPIRA of Florida Aspirantes
ASPIRA of Florida offers education & mentoring with a focus on low-income and Latino students.
FCLF Board and Staff
FCLF Board Members represent our investors, borrowers, and technical experts.
duPont Fund and FCLF
The duPont Fund used FCLF and NMTC Financing to revitalize downtown Jacksonville.
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