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


"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

"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

"FCLF shows a clear strategy and demonstrated evidence of addressing prevalent community needs." – J. Reymundo Ocañas, Director, Corp Responsibility

BBVA Compass

"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

"We consider FCLF a valued partner and strong advocates for low-income communities and families. We look forward to many more years of working together." – Jennifer Westerbeck, Vice President

US Bancorp CDC

"FCLF has a keen knowledge of Florida challenges & opportunities. We are confident our investment will be used to improve lives." – Kathleen Rizzo Young, Sr. VP, Community Development

HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

"FCLF understands and is a part of what we are doing: helping families have the American dream of owning a home." – Isaac Simhon, Executive Director

Housing Programs, Inc.

"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

"Trinity Health is happy to partner with FCLF. We look forward to seeing the impact in the communities you serve." – Sr. Kathleen Coll, SSJ, Administrator, Shareholder Advocacy

Trinity Health

"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 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

"FCLF understood our context, embraced the project vision, and were willing to make an investment that others deemed as too risky." – Lynn Brockwell-Carey, Executive Director

Brevard Neighborhood Development Coaliti…

"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.

"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

"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

"Our partnership with FCLF will allow us to build an attractive, state of the art facility that patients, staff, and community will be proud of." – Bakari Burns, President-CEO

Orange Blossom Family Health

"FCLF plays a significant role in sustaining vibrant and thriving communities. We are pleased to support your ongoing community based efforts." – Ernie Diaz, South Florida Market President

TD Charitable Foundation

"We couldn’t have pulled this project together without FCLF as partners. This is the start of great work in Jacksonville’s historic Springfield district." – Kevin Gay, Exec. Director

Operation New Hope

"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.

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

Sister Mary Heyser, RSHM

Our Partners

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