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Addressing Food Insecurity through NMTC: FCLF and Feeding NE Florida

Florida Community Loan Fund has finalized closing on New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing for Feeding Northeast Florida. FCLF provided $14 million in NMTC allocation for the new $16.1 million facility in Jacksonville that will allow the organization to consolidate and expand services that combat food insecurity. The renovated 120,000 square-foot building will streamline and expand Feeding NE Florida’s food distribution network, which…


2022 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference

Register today for Reimagine, Reinvest, Rebuild, the 2022 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference. The 2022 conference will be held March 15-17, and for the first time, we’re hosting the entire program online. The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on our nation’s health and economy and exacerbated existing inequities in low-income communities and communities of color. Recovery…


Lakeland CRA Assembling Small Midtown Lots to Support a ‘Large-Scale Project’

The Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency is cobbling together small, mostly vacant lots in an effort to support investment interest in “a large-scale project” in the Parker Street neighborhood. The agency’s advisory board last week agreed to pay $25,000 for two side-by-side undeveloped parcels collectively totaling one-quarter acre at 901 N. Tennessee Ave. and 210 Plum St. The purchase…