FCLF Opens New Office in Tampa

19 February 2013

Florida Community Loan Fund Opens New Office in Tampa

     tampa-ofc-feb2013-250wWe’ve Moved!

The Florida Community Loan Fund Tampa office has relocated. Please make a note of our new address and phone number:

    1207 North Franklin Street, Suite 216
    Tampa, Florida 33602-3304
     Phone 813.223.7400
     Fax 813.223.7499

The Florida Community Loan Fund is pleased to announce a new downtown location for our Tampa office. The new site will provide working and meeting space for the Loan Fund’s Director of Lending, Nelson Black, and for Community Development Loan Officer Cindy Ross.

“With my return to Tampa Bay,” said Nelson Black, “it was the right time to increase our public presence in a region where the Loan Fund has a long history of work with organizations that need funds to improve service to their clients. Our new downtown Tampa office provides a great location from which to do so.”

map-west-region-emphasis-250wWhile our administrative staff continues to operate from our main office in Orlando, the Tampa office lending team is in place and ready to work with organizations in West Florida (such as Bay Life Academy shown below), as well as reach out to new friends in the Tampa Bay area and beyond who are transforming communities around the Sunshine State.

Through December 31, 2012, FCLF impact in West Florida alone has included…

  • financing $21.8 million in community and economic development projects
  • resulting in more than 400 affordable homes and apartments and 13 community facilities,
  • creating or retaining 723 jobs.

(To see more information on FCLF’s Statewide Impact, click here.)

We invite you to learn more about FCLF, our lending programs, borrowers and investors. For more information about the Florida Community Loan Fund, visit www.fclf.org, or follow us on Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, and Google+.


baylife-classroom-300x200FCLF IN WEST FLORIDA: Bay Life Academy, Seffner

Students with special needs often have difficulty finding a quality education that meets their specific educational plan. Bay Life Academy, located in Seffner, Florida, provides just such an educational environment, operating schools for children in grades K-8 with special needs, and serving predominantly low-income students. Named the Best Private School in the Greater Brandon area, its programs challenge students in areas of strength and guide them in areas of need. Bay Life has been at maximum student capacity for the past 3 years. With a loan from FCLF, Bay Life purchased its previously leased building, and will add more classrooms and a lunch room, allowing the school to reach even more special needs students.

FCLF LOAN $900,000 for Acquisition and Construction.

www.baylifeacademy.org


"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'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

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

R.E.A.C.H.

"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 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

"We couldn’t have pulled this project together without FCLF as partners. This is the start of great work in Jacksonville’s historic Springfield district." – Kevin Gay, Exec. Director

Operation New Hope

"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

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

Sabadell United Bank

"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.

"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.

"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

“The partnership with FCLF is very exciting for us – an essential component in providing greater access to fresh healthy food in downtown New Port Richey.” – Jeff Wright, Owner

Wright's Natural Market

“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

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

Dignity Health

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

Metropolitan Ministries

"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

"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

"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

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

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

Our Partners

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