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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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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August 31, 2017

Staff Member Gains Citizenship

The Rural Neighborhoods/Everglades Housing Group family would like to celebrate one of our own for achieving citizenship in the United States of America. Alexis Santana and his wife Rosa were sworn in as citizens on Thursday, August 31, 2017. Alexis and his wife came to the United States from Cuba approximately 13 years ago. In… Read more »

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August 22, 2017

Back to School Event

Rural Neighborhoods recently hosted its annual Back to School Event at its Everglades Village in Homestead. Each year RN hosts the event and invites community partners to participate and offer services to our 511 farmworker families. RN staff and volunteers handed out over 600 book bags at this exciting event. Other community groups that participated… Read more »

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June 27, 2017

Regional HUD Representatives Tour Rural Neighborhoods

Deputy Regional Administrator Christopher Taylor and Miami Field Office staff, Uche Oluku, Ph.D. and Gloria Shanahan, toured Rural Neighborhoods’ housing developments in LaBelle and Immokalee to gain a better understanding of the use of HUD 202, CDBG and HOME resources in rural communities. President Steven Kirk and Neighborhood Revitalization Manager Dottie Cook talked with HUD… Read more »

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June 12, 2017

Rural Neighborhoods Celebrates NeighborWorks America Week

20 young adults and church leaders from Palm Harbor United Methodist Church helped Rural Neighborhoods celebrate NeighborWorks America Week in early June. Each year, NeighborWorks America organizations, such as Rural Neighborhoods, work with volunteers and residents to improve communities and raise awareness about the power of engaged residents. Palm Harbor youth planted 30 coconut palm… Read more »

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May 31, 2017

Rural Neighborhoods Wins $500,000 Grant

Rural Neighborhoods was recently awarded a $500,000 Project Reinvest grant to focus on neighborhood revitalization in the Eden Park area.  A total of 55 grants were awarded nationwide, with Rural Neighborhoods’ application being one of only five selected from rural communities. Steve Kirk, President of Rural Neighborhoods, said “Project Reinvest provides the perfect opportunity to… Read more »

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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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