Brevard Neighborhood Development Coalition

13 February 2012

bndc-grtrhts-shadetree-300x200Below is an e-mail from Lynn Brockwell Carey, Executive Director of the Brevard Neighborhood Development Coalition, an FCLF borrower in Brevard County. You can read her enthusiastic e-mail and the local police department reports that follow. This is a great example of community impact, and how FCLF can partner with non profit organizations throughout Florida to improve communities.

 

Today, an officer from the Melbourne Police Department stopped by our offices to share data related to crime in the Greater Heights block.WOW!  It was so powerful, and encouraging, to see these numbers - measurable results of the positive impact that has resulted from restoration of "the Bottoms" to the Greater Heights apartments and townhomes.

Highlights of this report:

  • From 2002 - 2007 there were a total of 61 violent crimes (as defined by the FBI's Uniform Crime Report) that occurred in the "Bottoms" located on Kennedy Street.  "Since the demolition of 'The Bottoms' and the rebuilding of Irene Summerford Way in 2009, there have been no violent crimes reported to date!"
  • From 2002 - 2009 there were 941 case reports on "Kennedy St".  From 2009 - 2011 there were only 31 case reports on "Irene Summerford Way".   You may recall that it was in July, 2009 that we all gathered to celebrate the completion of the Greater Heights block and to unveil the new street name.

Pictured below: Before renovation, moving in, and new homes in the Greater Heights neighborhood

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"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

"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

"Our relationship with FCLF provides the capital to achieve long-lasting impact." – Terri Murray, Exec Dir

Neighborhood Renaissance

“FCLF addresses local community needs, which aligns with our core values. We appreciate your commitment to our communities.” – Mellissa Slover-Athey, Comm Reinv Ofcr

CenterState Bank

“Thanks to FCLF we’re able to provide brand-new safe, affordable homes for 90 families in a sustainable mixed-use, mixed-income community." – Mitchell Rosenstein, Founder & Principal

Green Mills Group

"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.

"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

"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.

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

Metropolitan Ministries

“FCLF will help us have significant ongoing impact in West Lakes as we help families set roots in this community.” – Camille Reynolds, Executive Director

Hannibal Square CLT

"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.

"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

"When nobody else would take a chance on us, FCLF did. Woodlawn is thriving today and we will always be grateful for your part in that.." – PeterTollefson, Dean of Students

Woodlawn Community Academy

"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

"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…

"Our partnership with FCLF helps the American Dream of homeownership come true." – Michael Roberts, Exec Dir

R.E.A.C.H.

"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

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

Sabadell United Bank

Our Partners

Neighbor Up, Affordable Housing
Neighbor Up, formerly BNDC, offers affordable housing in Brevard County.
Casa San Juan Bosco and FCLF
New rental homes are available for farmworker families at Casa San Juan Bosco.
Greater Heights Resident
FCLF Financing to Neighbor Up Brevard helps provide affordable rental housing.
Casa San Juan Bosco and FCLF
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, financed the land for farmworker rental housing with FCLF.
Mathis Place Resident
Residents at Neighborhood Renaissance's Mathis Place enjoy affordable rent.
ASPIRA of Florida Aspirantes
ASPIRA of Florida offers education & mentoring with a focus on low-income and Latino students.
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.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee
FCLF staff and US Legislative staff at an event honoring Youth of the Year.
Valley Bank
Support from Valley Bank helps FCLF build strong communities.
FCLF at Florida Housing Conference
FCLF staff are active at statewide conferences and events.
TD Charitable Foundation, TD Bank
TD Charitable Foundation and TD Bank have supported FCLF's mission since 2006.
Emma Jewel Academy and FCLF
Emma Jewel Charter Academy offers education for the whole child in Brevard County.
Million Meals 2012
FCLF staff and supporters volunteer at Million Meals event.
DuPuis Pointe Miami
DuPuis Pointe offers affordable, hurricane proof homes in Miami.
Haley Park Construction
FCLF projects create jobs and stimulate development in low-income communities.
Emma Jewel Charter Academy
Nutritious snacks are a part of the healthy focused curriculum at Emma Jewel Charter Academy.
TD Bank Charitable Foundation
Support from TD Bank Charitable Foundation helps FCLF build strong communities.
MTZ Carver Construction
FCLF projects create jobs and stimulate development in low-income communities.
RCRI Conference 2012
The RCRI Conference allows FCLF staff to touch base with our religious supporters.
KIPP Jacksonville
Rep. Ander Crenshaw visited KIPP Jacksonville School
FCLF and Florida Housing Coalition
FCLF representatives are ready to talk about your project success.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee
FCLF and NMTC are creating a new facility for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County
ASPIRA of Florida and FCLF
FCLF CEO and one of our supporters visit the ASPIRA Arts Deco school.
Axiom Bank
Support from Axiom Bank helps FCLF build strong communities.
BNDC Greater Heights
Greater Heights offers new, safe, affordable rental homes in what was formerly a high crime area.
FLACDC Conference
FCLF Staff meet and greet friends at an FLACDC event.
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.
FCLF and Rep. Webster
Rep. Daniel Webster visited FCLF staff.
FCLF at Florida Housing Conference
FCLF Staff are on hand at conferences and events to discuss our programs.
Neighbor Up and FCLF
FCLF Chief Lending Officer visits with the Executive Director of Neighbor Up (formerly BNDC)
Housing Programs, Inc.
FCLF financing to Housing Programs, Inc. helps provide affordable homes for ownership.
Armature Works
FCLF and the NMTC Program renovated a historic building into a small business incubaor.
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