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Success Stories from FCLF Partners

Orange Blossom Family Health

With NMTC financing, Orange Blossom Family Health will build a clinic at Ivey Lane to serve 5,000 low income and homeless annually.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County

With NMTC financing Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County will build a new facility to reach low-income children in Bradenton. FCLF provided NMTC allocation.

Wholesome Community Ministries

Wholesome Community Ministries is purchasing a facility with financing from FCLF and will include day care, healthcare, and more.

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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.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

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

Dignity Health

"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

"We appreciate how the work of FCLF primarily benefits low- to moderate-income individuals and areas and supports the needs of our community." – Maria J. Thompson, Community Development Manager

Third Federal Savings

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

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

"FCLF is a difference maker! Their team provides solutions to bring about real change in a community." – Tim Marks, President & CEO

Metropolitan Ministries

"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

"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

"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

"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 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.

"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

"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.

"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

"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

Cade Museum for Creativity & Inventi…

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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…

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