What We Do

Think for a moment about the image of rural America: close-knit communities where people are hard working and independent, small towns replete with family and friends, places where hard times are met by resilience and strength. Then think about neighborhoods across our nation where life is a constant struggle to get by, jobs are scarce, schools are marginal and it seems like there’s nowhere to turn. That’s where we work.
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Rebuilding our Communities

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Hurricane Preparedness

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Our Neighborhoods

We are building a place to call home – and it’s working! Through our work, poor communities become sustainable neighborhoods – good places to live.

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November 13, 2020

Exurban Expansion: RN Selected Developer for Innovative 350+ GGGC Units

Rural Neighborhoods is the newly, selected Developer (over a strong, competitive field of experienced firms) to design and construct 350 units in the redevelopment of the Golden Gate Golf Course located on the southern edge of Collier County.  Land use and zoning changes are underway for the phased, build-out of 100 senior and special needs… Read more »

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November 13, 2020

Why 4 Florida Keys Cottages Make a Difference

The Florida Keys Community Land Trust, a land trust founded on Big Pine Key in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, became a corporate affiliate of Rural Neighborhoods in recent weeks bringing 4 nationally-recognized cottages to our growing portfolio of 1,796 unit rentals. But it means much more than numbers! This partnership merges FKCLT Founder Maggie… Read more »

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November 10, 2020

New Partners:  Bank United & Alliant Capital

Bank United joins Rural Neighborhoods in support of Casa Amigos through its sponsorship of a $500,000 Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Affordable Housing Program loan that was recently awarded to RN and its commitment of $325,000 in project bridge financing.   Tax credit investor Alliant Capital has pledged $11.6M in equity toward Deer Creek Senior… Read more »

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October 13, 2020

COVID Support for Residents

Earlier in the year, members of Rural Neighborhood’s sewing group happily agreed to help their community when asked to sew face masks for farmworkers and their families in Immokalee.  The group, which started approximately four years ago, meets weekly to learn sewing. Lusvi Perez is the volunteer instructor and enjoys helping members learn a skill… Read more »

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May 29, 2020

Resident Describes Immigrant Experience

Longtime Rural Neighborhoods volunteer, Antonia Rios’, recently spoke about her immigrant experience with PBS station WUFT.  Rios’ Eden Park home in Immokalee was damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017 and was among the more than 70 owner-occupied dwellings rehabbed by Rural Neighborhoods with financial assistance from the Community Foundation of Collier County and American Red… Read more »

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100% For Change

100% For Change

It’s simple — 100% of your gift goes to the needs of working families. That’s our promise!

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