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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December 6, 2017

Generous Donations Aid Hurricane Irma Victims

Natural disasters bring out the best in our communities. Bank partners boosted relief efforts with timely goods and capital after Hurricane Irma. CenterState Bank provided 8,000 bags of ice to residents in Eden Park-Esperanza Place in Immokalee and Everglades Village in Florida City as low-income residents awaited power restoration. Fifth Third, Bank United and TIAA/Everbank… Read more »

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November 30, 2017

Finding New Homes Post-Disaster

Hurricane Irma made nearly 100 structures in rural Immokalee uninhabitable in a matter of hours — mobile homes lost walls and roofs, traditional homes suffered flood damage from rising storm water. Hardest hit streets were marked by piles of clothes, drywall, flooring and furniture. Finding a new permanent residence takes longer than most imagine. Those… Read more »

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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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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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