Florida Housing Workshops discuss Special Needs Funding

06 August 2013

Florida Housing Holds Workshops to Discuss Proposed RFA's - August 8 in Tampa


The Florida Housing Finance Corporation has posted agendas for two public workshops to discuss the proposed Request for Applications for homeless persons and for persons with developmental disabilities.

Public Workshop Regarding Funding Opportunity for Housing for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 9:00am
Tampa Airport Marriott Hotel, Tampa, Florida

Public Workshop Regarding Funding Opportunity for Housing for Homeless Persons
Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Tampa Airport Marriott Hotel, Tampa, Florida

Florida Housing LogoThe 2013 Florida Legislature appropriated funds to provide housing for populations with special needs: $10 million for homeless persons and $10 million for persons with developmental disabilities. The workshops on August 8 will be held to discuss and take public and stakeholder comments concerning Florida Housing's proposed approach for a competitive application process to distribute this grant funding.

Homeless funding can be used to purchase and renovate existing houses or to construct or purchase and renovate small specialty housing of 15 units or less. Funding for persons with developmental disabilities can be used for new construction and renovation of existing housing units, including community residential homes.

Florida Community Loan Fund (FCLF) provides financing for supportive housing, including projects for homeless and for persons with disabilities. If your organization will seek funding from Florida Housing for a project, contact Florida Community Loan Fund to discuss additional flexible financing to help make your project a success.


CHH Victory Village OpeningCOALITION FOR THE HUNGRY AND HOMELESS OF BREVARD
9 FCLF Loans Totaling $965,000

The Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless of Brevard (CHH) sponsors programs that provide transitional and permanent homes for disabled persons, including homeless and disabled veterans. Using a revolving line of credit from FCLF and other public financing, CHH has developed 16 properties that provide 39 supportive housing beds and 10 apartments for homeless veterans and their families. This financing helped to leverage over $2.2 million in other public and private funds for city, county, state, HUD and Federal Home Loan Bank sources.

"We would not have been successful in creating this new program for homeless veterans without FCLF's help and support."


Broward Housing SolutionsBROWARD HOUSING SOLUTIONS
5 FCLF Loans Totaling $918,300

Since 1993, Broward Housing Solutions has provided citizens with mental illness with warm, inviting homes that help them move toward independence and recovery. Broward Housing Solutions owns and operates 18 properties, serving more than 250 persons. FCLF provided financing to Broward Housing Solutions for purchase and renovation of existing properties, as well as contstruction of new facilities, resulting in 40 living spaces for supportive housing clients. 

"FCLF was instrumental in making this important project a reality, bringing us one step closer to ending chronic homelessness in Miami-Dade County." – Dr. Paul A. Ahr, President & CEO

Camillus House

“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

"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

"The Fathers Table Foundation appreciates the services FCLF provides and the impact on the communities you serve. We believe in your organization and your mission." – Dan Gilardi, President

Fathers Table Foundation

"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

"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

“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

"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.

"FCLF shows a clear strategy and demonstrated evidence of addressing prevalent community needs." – J. Reymundo Ocañas, Director, Corp Responsibility

BBVA Compass

"FCLF understood our context, embraced the project vision, and were willing to make an investment that others deemed as too risky." – Lynn Brockwell-Carey, Executive Director

Brevard Neighborhood Development Coaliti…

"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

"Thank you to our friends at FCLF. Your staff has been patient and helpful. We'll make you proud!" – Bill Lazar, Executive Director

St. Johns Housing Partnership

"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

"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 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'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

"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

"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 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.

Our Partners

TD Charitable Foundation, TD Bank
TD Charitable Foundation and TD Bank have supported FCLF's mission since 2006.
Housing Programs, Inc.
FCLF financing to Housing Programs, Inc. helps provide affordable homes for ownership.
FCLF and Rep. Webster
Rep. Daniel Webster visited FCLF staff.
Million Meals 2012
FCLF staff and supporters volunteer at Million Meals event.
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.
Emma Jewel Charter Academy
Nutritious snacks are a part of the healthy focused curriculum at Emma Jewel Charter Academy.
KIPP Jacksonville
Rep. Ander Crenshaw visited KIPP Jacksonville School
Neighbor Up and FCLF
FCLF Chief Lending Officer visits with the Executive Director of Neighbor Up (formerly BNDC)
Valley Bank
Support from Valley Bank helps FCLF build strong communities.
Armature Works
FCLF and the NMTC Program renovated a historic building into a small business incubaor.
Metro Min Grand Opening
FCLF staff with local supporters at Metropolitan Ministries Tampa.
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.
Emma Jewel Academy and FCLF
Emma Jewel Charter Academy offers education for the whole child in Brevard County.
Casa San Juan Bosco and FCLF
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, financed the land for farmworker rental housing with FCLF.
Neighbor Up, Affordable Housing
Neighbor Up, formerly BNDC, offers affordable housing in Brevard County.
BNDC Greater Heights
Greater Heights offers new, safe, affordable rental homes in what was formerly a high crime area.
Axiom Bank
Support from Axiom Bank helps FCLF build strong communities.
FLACDC Conference
FCLF Staff meet and greet friends at an FLACDC event.
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
FCLF at Florida Housing Conference
FCLF Staff are on hand at conferences and events to discuss our programs.
Greater Heights Resident
FCLF Financing to Neighbor Up Brevard helps provide affordable rental housing.
MTZ Carver Construction
FCLF projects create jobs and stimulate development in low-income communities.
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.
FCLF at Florida Housing Conference
FCLF staff are active at statewide conferences and events.
ASPIRA of Florida and FCLF
FCLF CEO and one of our supporters visit the ASPIRA Arts Deco school.
Haley Park Construction
FCLF projects create jobs and stimulate development in low-income communities.
Mathis Place Resident
Residents at Neighborhood Renaissance's Mathis Place enjoy affordable rent.
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.
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Core Purpose FCLF exists to maximize opportunities for people and places outside of the economic mainstream.
Our Vision Opportunity and dignity exist for every person and community in Florida.
Our Mission Our expertise and capital make projects successful and help organizations improve lives and communities.