Jessie Ball duPont Fund partners with FCLF

27 October 2011

Loans to develop affordable housing in Duval County

Jacksonville Business Journal
Ashley Gurbal Kritzer, Reporter
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 5:03pm EDT

The Jessie Ball duPont Fund is investing $2 million in efforts to develop and preserve affordable rental housing for low-income individuals and families in Duval County.

The $2 million will be loaned to the Florida Community Loan Fund, which will then dole out the money in loans to developers.

The intention is to increase the inventory of affordable rental housing and also to grow the capacity of organizations - nonprofit and for-profit - that provide affordable rental housing in the county.

"Making loans is not the goal here," Sherry Magill, president of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, said in a news release. "Making loans is a tactic. The goal is to build a system to ensure that folks can afford housing."

The $2 million investment is being made not through grants, but through a program related investment to the Florida Community Loan Fund.

PRIs are investments by a charitable foundation at below-market rates to support organizations that are addressing social or community concerns.

Those interested in one of the loans should contact the Florida Community Loan Fund at 407-246-0846.

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Neighbor Up, formerly BNDC, offers affordable housing in Brevard County.
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FCLF financing to Housing Programs, Inc. helps provide affordable homes for ownership.
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Support from Axiom Bank helps FCLF build strong communities.
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FCLF Board Members represent our investors, borrowers, and technical experts.
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ASPIRA of Florida offers education & mentoring with a focus on low-income and Latino students.
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FCLF staff and US Legislative staff at an event honoring Youth of the Year.
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FCLF and NMTC are creating a new facility for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County
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FCLF staff are active at statewide conferences and events.
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Support from Valley Bank helps FCLF build strong communities.
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Support from TD Bank Charitable Foundation helps FCLF build strong communities.
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The RCRI Conference allows FCLF staff to touch base with our religious supporters.
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Emma Jewel Charter Academy offers education for the whole child in Brevard County.
The duPont Fund used FCLF and NMTC Financing to revitalize downtown Jacksonville.
The duPont Fund used FCLF and NMTC Financing to revitalize downtown Jacksonville.
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FCLF staff with local supporters at Metropolitan Ministries Tampa.
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FCLF Staff meet and greet friends at an FLACDC event.
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New rental homes are available for farmworker families at Casa San Juan Bosco.
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FCLF representatives are ready to talk about your project success.
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FCLF Chief Lending Officer visits with the Executive Director of Neighbor Up (formerly BNDC)
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TD Charitable Foundation and TD Bank have supported FCLF's mission since 2006.
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Nutritious snacks are a part of the healthy focused curriculum at Emma Jewel Charter Academy.
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FCLF Staff are on hand at conferences and events to discuss our programs.
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Rep. Daniel Webster visited FCLF staff.
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FCLF Financing to Neighbor Up Brevard helps provide affordable rental housing.
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