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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"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

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

Neighborhood Renaissance

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

Sabadell United Bank

"Our partnership with FCLF allows 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

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

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

“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

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

Dignity Health

"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.

"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…

"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

"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.

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

Allegany Franciscan Ministries

"We couldn't achieve our mission of creating strong neighborhoods without FCLF's help. Their staff is always friendly, quick to respond, and efficient." – Bonnye Deese, Executive Director

BAND

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

Metropolitan Ministries

"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'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

"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

"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 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.

Our Partners

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