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Success Stories from FCLF Partners

Common Ground CDC

Common Ground CDC provides art instruction and activities for all ages in a Florida low-income community.

H.O.M.E.S., Inc.

H.O.M.E.S., Inc. provides single family affordable homes and helps improve neighborhoods in Broward County.

Wayne Densch Center

Wayne Densch Center, an Ability Housing project, will provide affordable housing for formerly homeless; financed in part by FCLF. 

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NMTC: New Markets Tax Credit

The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program was created by the Federal Government in 2000 to encourage investment and jobs creation in very low-income communities.

Florida Community Loan Fund, FCLF, has participated in the NMTC Program since 2003, and has been awarded 8 NMTC allocations from the U.S. Treasury's CDFI Fund and two awards from the State of Florida's New Markets Development Program; for a total of over $316 million in Federal allocation awards and $11 million in State awards.

At FCLF, our NMTC program focuses on projects that align with our mission of helping underserved citizens throughout the state of Florida. Financing is generally for construction or major renovation of large real estate projects. FCLF's NMTC focus is on:KIPP School Grand Opening

  • Community Facilities. From urban core facilities that provide help for homeless and domestic violence victims, to non-metro areas where healthcare for low-income residents is a real concern, community facilities that place a priority on serving low-income clients or provide dedicated services to low-income or at-risk clients are a priority for FCLF's NMTC Program. These could include facilities that provide services for homeless, domestic violence, youth/education, food access, and healthcare.
  • Community-Based or Community-Oriened Projects, which can bring indirect or intangible services to a low-income community. Examples are locally owned or regional grocery stores, nonprofit budiness incubators, and technology hubs.
  • High Impact Economic Development  or Manufacturing Projects that serve as a catalyst for other economic development, often as part of a community redevelopment master plan, and creat jobs in low-income census tracts. 

Does NMTC fit your project? Some of the characteristics of NMTC financing are:

  • Monthly payments may be lower than for similar size conventional loans as a result of interest-only payments.
  • Effective rates are often below market for commercial loans of this type.
  • Higher LTVs may result from the 2-loan structure, with the "B" loan often being treated as up-front substitute for a portion of equity required by lenders.
  • Option of equity conversion at the end of the 7-year term.

The guidelines for qualifying for financing through the NMTC Program are very specific. More information can be found on our Downloads & Resources page, or on the CDFI Website.

Meet our Borrowers through the NMTC Program and see the impact we have had in qualified distressed census tracts. 

If you have more questions or to find out if your project meets the NMTC Program guidelines, Contact Us.

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

Dignity Health

"We commend the important work of your organization, are glad to support its efforts." – Beverly Dabney

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

“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

"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

"We are delighted to partner with you to serve those most in need in our communities." – Eileen S. Coogan, President & CEO

Allegany Franciscan Ministries

"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

"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

“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

"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 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.

"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

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

Sister Mary Heyser, RSHM

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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 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

"FCLF was instrumental in making this important project a reality, bringing us one step closer to ending chronic homelessness in Miami-Dade County." – Dr. Paul A. Ahr, President & CEO

Camillus House

"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

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