South Florida Community Land Trust

South Florida Community Land Trust new homeSOUTH REGION
$1 Million FCLF financing
Construction financing
6 single family homes for sale

"The support from Florida Community Loan Fund went beyond financing the construction of these new houses, it changed the lives of the six families who purchased these homes. Owning a home is more than just the American dream – it’s the critical ingredient to economic empowerment, to building generational wealth, and to moving forward as families and communities. None of that would have been possible without the faith FCLF placed in this project." – Mandy Bartle, Executive Director


The South Florida Community Land Trust (SFCLT) was organized in 2006 with a mission to provide and preserve quality, sustainable, affordable housing for underserved populations in South Florida. Since that time the organization has developed homes – for rent and for sale – to help ease the affordable housing crisis that exists throughout Florida.

With financing from Florida Community Loan Fund, SFCLT finalized construction of 6 new affordable homes for sale in Deerfield Beach using the Community Land Trust model designed to preserve affordable housing in perpetuity, one generation after the next. In an area with median income at 59% of the area median income (AMI), buyers for these homes may be eligible for down payment assistance, bringing the cost of each home down to around $150,000 for a home valued at $300,000. The homes are built using environmentally responsible building practices, which will help reduce ongoing utility and maintenance expenses to the homeowners. SFCLT also offers homebuyer education, pre- and post-purchase support, and other resources to prepare families for homeownership.

www.southfloridaclt.org

Pictured above, a new, affordable home developed by South Florida Community Land Trust.

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

R.E.A.C.H.

"We appreciate how the work of FCLF primarily benefits low- to moderate-income individuals and areas and supports the needs of our community." – Maria J. Thompson, Community Development Manager

Third Federal Savings

"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

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BankUnited

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"FCLF demonstrates a mission-oriented philosophy that is compatible and supportive, broadens our platform and deepens our portfolio of products and services." – Kent Adcock, CEO

Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter

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Green Mills Group

"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

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"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

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

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Camillus House

"We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with FCLF and working together to meet the needs of our communities." – Nancy Merolla, VP/CRA Officer

Florida Community Bank

"Without the FCLF initial loan to purchase land, we might not have been able to move forward with farmworker housing." – Peter Routsis-Arroyo, CEO, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice

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"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

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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.