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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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May 24, 2017

Rural Neighborhoods Moving Toward Smoke-Free Properties

In connection with HUD celebrating National Healthy Homes Month in June, Rural Neighborhoods is undertaking a related initiative aimed at improving air quality for residents.  Timber Ridge at Sanders Pines Reserve is becoming a smoke-free property to provide a safer, healthier environment for residents and their guests. The change will be phased in over the… Read more »

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May 17, 2017

Renovations Underway at Sanders Pines

Rural Neighborhoods completed renovations to the first 10 units at its newly acquired Sanders Pines complex in Immokalee. Purchased in late October 2016, Rural Neighborhoods is working with DEC Contracting to renovate all 75 units at the Timber Ridge at Sanders Pines Reserve development.  Another five units will be completed by the end of May… Read more »

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May 8, 2017

THUD Appropriations Chair Mario Diaz-Balart Joins County Officials in Keynoting Hatchers Dedication

U.S. Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart and Collier County Commissioners Penny Taylor and Bill McDaniel joined 125 guests to dedicate the Hatchers Preserve rental community on Monday, April 17th.  Hatchers is a small, impactful 18-unit investment that is critical to Rural Neighborhoods’ Eden Park-Esperanza Place Neighborhood Revitalization work in Immokalee.   The celebration took place as important housing programs such as the Community Development Block Grant and  HOME Investment Partnership… Read more »

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May 7, 2017

NeighborWorks America and LISC Join Hatchers Celebration

 “Hatchers remains a small rental community, but there is no place we work where the sense of partnership has been greater than in the building these 18 units,”  remarked Rural Neighborhoods President Steven Kirk as he opened the celebration of Hatchers Preserve.  “Local government’s generosity was unmatched, and national partners, too, joined in to make Hatchers a more livable place not simply bricks and mortar.”   Mr. Paul Weech, President of NeighborWorks… Read more »

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May 5, 2017

Cultural Festival Held at Timber Ridge

Rural Neighborhoods and residents in the Eden Park neighborhood celebrated the area’s rich diversity with a Cultural Festival at Timber Ridge.  DJ Ruben Garza generously donated his time and played a variety of music and games for attendees throughout the afternoon.  He was complemented by local band, Caribbean Groove.  Residents celebrated their many cultures while… Read more »

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