FCLF and Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter Partner on Project

25 October 2012

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Florida Community Loan Fund has closed on a loan with Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, its 2nd for the organization. Habitat Lake-Sumter has a vision to transform local communities through attracting volunteers to Central Florida, allowing it to serve as an economic development engine. With a loan from FCLF, Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, FL will purchase and renovate an empty retail center into a European-style hostel where 5,000 to 10,000 volunteers per year can stay while engaging in volunteer activities in low-income communities.

For more information, read the Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, FL press release here, or visit www.habitatls.org.

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