Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson’s campaign for Congress forces his diversity committee to rebrand

The Mayor’s Diversity Advisory Committee is distancing itself from the man who created it: Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson. Committee chair Peter Ndiang’ui said in a letter obtained by The News-Press that it wanted to maintain its non-partisan focus. But with Henderson now running for Congress, that complicates it. Henderson is one of eight Republican…

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Was a commissioner improperly ‘opinion shopping’? Investigators will decide.

Investigators are looking into whether North Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Joseph abused his power by allegedly seeking opinions from attorneys outside the city about the mayor’s term limits. The Miami-Dade County Ethics Commission is reviewing the allegations and communicating with the county’s State Attorney’s Office on the matter, the Miami Herald confirmed Tuesday. Both agencies…

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Former Davie official tapped to top West Palm redevelopment agency

WEST PALM BEACH — City commissioners Wednesday chose Davie’s former redevelopment chief to head the West Palm Beach agency that directs renewal of downtown and the city’s northern low-income neighborhoods. Giovanni Moss, a senior project manager for Innovative Emergency Management of Tallahassee and former housing and community redevelopment director for the Broward County town of Davie, was selected over…

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Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces Webinar and Additional Community Workshops for Hurricane Michael Recovery

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced additional public workshops and webinar to seek input for the use of more than $735 million in federal funds for long-term recovery efforts for Hurricane Michael-impacted communities. These funds are available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant – Disaster…

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Rivera Beach Workshop Series for New Homebuyers Receives $5,000 Grant from BankUnited

When it comes to the ongoing redevelopment of Riviera Beach, Florida, there are many simultaneous efforts in effect, from helping provide affordable housing and incentivizing growth to funding infrastructure and community beautification. One highly successful spoke in the wheel of progress is the Riviera Beach Homebuyer’s Club Workshop Series. This series of workshops by the…

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FRA Webinar: Workforce/Affordable Housing in CRAs – Programs and Planning Strategies

FRA Webinar: Workforce/Affordable Housing in CRAs…Programs and Planning Strategies April 28, 2020 10 AM – 11 AM Affordability is vital to the social and economic sustainability of your communities. By CRA’s implementing affordable/workforce housing in their community planning, young families, seniors and employees directly benefit and become more successful.  Housing affordability strengthens the local economy…

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FHLB Atlanta AHP Competitive Application

FHLBank Atlanta’s Affordable Housing Program Competitive Program (AHP Competitive) provides funding to develop or rehabilitate housing that is affordable to low- and moderate-income families. Real estate developers partner with financial institutions like yours to apply for up to $500,000 per project to help finance the construction of apartments, supportive housing, subdivisions, single-family homes, and more.…

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Florida Community Loan Fund 2019 Annual Report

Throughout our fiscal year 2019, Florida Community Loan Fund demonstrated its commitment to Florida’s communities. Once again, the projects we were privileged to finance illustrate how capital, when deliberately deployed, can maximize opportunities for people and places outside of the economic mainstream. During 2019, Florida Community Loan Fund: delivered $54.1 million in financing that expanded…

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2020 Issue of the Office of Community Partnerships’ Quarterly Newsletter

We invite you to take a look at the Winter 2020 issue of the Office of Community Partnerships’ quarterly newsletter, the Florida Communities Quarterly. This edition includes information on the USDA ReConnect Broadband Program, the successful economic development story of the City of Hawthorne, the information on the DEO Bureau of Economic Self-Sufficiency grant programs,…

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