BNDC Continues to Improve Melbourne Neighborhood

16 January 2013

bndc-grtrhts-shadetree-300x200FCLF Borrower Brevard Neighborhood Development Coalition (BNDC) has once again been noted for its improvements in the Greater Heights neighborhood of Melbourne.

BNDC and FCLF have partnered since 2007 to offer affordable housing in this once crime-ridden and drug-infested area, formerly known as "The Bottoms." BNDC also offers mentoring, tutoring, after-school and other services to children and adolescents through The DOCK, or Dorcas Outreach Center for Kids.

As previously noted on the FCLF website, since BNDC renovated the Greater Heights area a dramatic drop in crime has occurred. A new article in Florida Today discusses the overall improvements in the area, including those made by BNDC.

Lynn Brockwell-Carey, BNDC Executive Director, is quoted in this article as saying: “It’s as much a tribute to the people living there as it is the Brevard Neighborhood Development Coalition and Habitat for Humanity. We provided a nice place to live. In the end, it falls back on the quality of character.”

bndc-grtrhts-before-rehab-300x200To read the entire article from Florida Today, click here.

For more information about BNDC, visit www.bndcserve.org.

To view more photos of BNDC, visit our Flickr page.

Pictured: Top, Greater Heights neighborhood homes. Bottom, prior to demolition and renovation.

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ASPIRA of Florida offers education & mentoring with a focus on low-income and Latino students.
ASPIRA of Florida offers education & mentoring with a focus on low-income and Latino students.
FCLF staff with local supporters at Metropolitan Ministries Tampa.
FCLF staff with local supporters at Metropolitan Ministries Tampa.
Neighbor Up, formerly BNDC, offers affordable housing in Brevard County.
Neighbor Up, formerly BNDC, offers affordable housing in Brevard County.
FCLF Financing to Neighbor Up Brevard helps provide affordable rental housing.
FCLF Financing to Neighbor Up Brevard helps provide affordable rental housing.
Rep. Ander Crenshaw visited KIPP Jacksonville School
Rep. Ander Crenshaw visited KIPP Jacksonville School
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DuPuis Pointe offers affordable, hurricane proof homes in Miami.
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Rep. Daniel Webster visited FCLF staff.
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FCLF staff are active at statewide conferences and events.
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FCLF Staff meet and greet friends at an FLACDC event.
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FCLF representatives are ready to talk about your project success.
Greater Heights offers new, safe, affordable rental homes in what was formerly a high crime area.
Greater Heights offers new, safe, affordable rental homes in what was formerly a high crime area.
FCLF supporter, the Northern Trust Company, hosted a housing roundtable in Sarasota.
FCLF supporter, the Northern Trust Company, hosted a housing roundtable in Sarasota.
FCLF CEO and one of our supporters visit the ASPIRA Arts Deco school.
FCLF CEO and one of our supporters visit the ASPIRA Arts Deco school.
Support from Valley Bank helps FCLF build strong communities.
Support from Valley Bank helps FCLF build strong communities.
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FCLF projects create jobs and stimulate development in low-income communities.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, financed the land for farmworker rental housing with FCLF.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, financed the land for farmworker rental housing with FCLF.
FCLF staff and US Legislative staff at an event honoring Youth of the Year.
FCLF staff and US Legislative staff at an event honoring Youth of the Year.
FCLF Staff are on hand at conferences and events to discuss our programs.
FCLF Staff are on hand at conferences and events to discuss our programs.
FCLF financing to Housing Programs, Inc. helps provide affordable homes for ownership.
FCLF financing to Housing Programs, Inc. helps provide affordable homes for ownership.
FCLF projects create jobs and stimulate development in low-income communities.
FCLF projects create jobs and stimulate development in low-income communities.
Residents at Neighborhood Renaissance's Mathis Place enjoy affordable rent.
Residents at Neighborhood Renaissance's Mathis Place enjoy affordable rent.
FCLF staff and supporters volunteer at Million Meals event.
FCLF staff and supporters volunteer at Million Meals event.
FCLF Board Members represent our investors, borrowers, and technical experts.
FCLF Board Members represent our investors, borrowers, and technical experts.
FCLF and NMTC are creating a new facility for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County
FCLF and NMTC are creating a new facility for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County
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The RCRI Conference allows FCLF staff to touch base with our religious supporters.
FCLF Chief Lending Officer visits with the Executive Director of Neighbor Up (formerly BNDC)
FCLF Chief Lending Officer visits with the Executive Director of Neighbor Up (formerly BNDC)
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Support from TD Bank Charitable Foundation helps FCLF build strong communities.
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Support from Axiom Bank helps FCLF build strong communities.
New rental homes are available for farmworker families at Casa San Juan Bosco.
New rental homes are available for farmworker families at Casa San Juan Bosco.
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Emma Jewel Charter Academy offers education for the whole child in Brevard County.
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TD Charitable Foundation and TD Bank have supported FCLF's mission since 2006.
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FCLF and the NMTC Program renovated a historic building into a small business incubaor.
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The duPont Fund used FCLF and NMTC Financing to revitalize downtown Jacksonville.
Nutritious snacks are a part of the healthy focused curriculum at Emma Jewel Charter Academy.
Nutritious snacks are a part of the healthy focused curriculum at Emma Jewel Charter Academy.
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